Hancyck is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It 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 Hancyck family
The surname Hancyck 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 Hancyck family
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Hancyck Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hancyck has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hancock, Hancox, Hancocks, Hancocke, Handcock and others.
Early Notables of the Hancyck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hancyck family to Ireland
Some of the Hancyck 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 Hancyck family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hancyck were among those contributors: Edward Hancock settled in Barbados in 1654; George Hancock settled in Virginia in 1654; John Hancock settled in Virginia in 1635; Robert Hancock settled in Barbados in 1654.