Haycock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Haycock is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Haycock family once lived in the county of Berkshire in an area that was referred to as the Heycock. This surname was originally derived from the Old English word Hay-cock which denoted someone who lived at the sign of the hedgecock.

Early Origins of the Haycock family

The surname Haycock was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Haycock family

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Haycock Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Haycock family name include Heycock, Haycock, Heycocke, Haycocke and others.

Early Notables of the Haycock family (pre 1700)

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United States Haycock migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Haycock surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Haycock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Haycock, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [1]
Haycock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Haycock, aged 27, who arrived in Maine in 1812 [1]

Canada Haycock migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Haycock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Morris Haycock U.E. born in Long Island, New York, USA who settled in Sunbury County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
Haycock Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Rowland Haycock, who landed in Canada in 1841

Australia Haycock migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Haycock Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century
Haycock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Haycock, English convict who was convicted in Warwickshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Baring" in December 1818, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [4]

New Zealand Haycock migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Haycock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Haycock, aged 35, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • Ann Haycock, aged 36, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • Thomas Haycock, aged 13, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • Charles Haycock, aged 7, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • James Haycock, aged 2, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Haycock (post 1700) +

  • David Arthur Haycock (1916-1994), American personal secretary to several presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Obed Crosby Haycock (1901-1983), American scientist and educator from Panguitch, Utah
  • John Hiram Haycock (1759-1830), English architect who built many notable buildings in Shropshire and Montgomeryshire
  • Peter John Haycock (1951-2013), English musician and film score composer, founding member of the Climax Blues Band
  • Frederick "Fred" Haycock (1886-1955), English professional footballer
  • Joseph Longford Haycock (1850-1937), Canadian farmer and politician who represented Frontenac in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1894 to 1898
  • Alexander Wilkinson Frederick Haycock (1882-1970), Canadian-born, British Labour politician, a leading member of the free trade movement
  • David Boyd Haycock (b. 1968), British writer of non-fiction from Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Blodwen Myfanwy Haycock (1913-1963), Welsh poet, artist and broadcaster


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 29th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/barwell
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/baring


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