name Handcox comes 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 Handcox family
The surname Handcox 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 Handcox family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Handcox 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 Handcox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Handcox Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Handcox were recorded, including Hancock, Hancox, Hancocks, Hancocke, Handcock and others.
Early Notables of the Handcox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Handcox family to Ireland
Some of the Handcox 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 Handcox family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Handcox Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Edmond Handcox, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1837