The earliest origins of the name Hancox date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons
. The name is derived from from the baptismal name for the son of John,
which was originally derived from the diminutive form Hann,
a popular English name derived from the Flemish Hann,
when translated means John.
The suffix cock
was added to the surname to indicate familiarity.
Early Origins of the Hancox family
The surname Hancox was first found in Yorkshire
where one of the first records of the name was Hanecock Birunc who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. The Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379 list: Warynus Hancok, Robert Hancok, Willelmus Hancok and Agnes Hankok as all living in Yorkshire
at that time. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Hancox family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hancox research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1737, 1793, 1631, 1707, 1692, 1699, 1703, 1707, 1654, 1701, 1692, 1693, 1654, 1726, 1692, 1699, 1676, 1723, 1703, 1714, 1721 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Hancox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hancox Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hancox include Hancock, Hancox, Hancocks, Hancocke, Handcock and others.
Early Notables of the Hancox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hancox family to Ireland
Some of the Hancox family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hancox family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hancox Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Hancox, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
- William Hancox, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
Hancox Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Hancox, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
- Henry Hancox, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
- Sarah Hancox, aged 28, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
- Elizabeth Hancox, aged 6, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
- Alice Hancox, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hancox (post 1700)
- Ben Hancox, English violinist, co-founder of the Sacconi String Quartet in 2001
- Mitchell John "Mitch" Hancox (b. 1993), English professional footballer
- Stuart Hancox, English award-winning literary translator
- Allan Robin Winston Hancox (1932-2013), English-born jurist, Chief Justice of Kenya (1989-1993)
Historic Events for the Hancox family
HMS Royal Oak
- William Hancox, British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html