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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Heacock surname 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.

Heacock Early Origins



The surname Heacock 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.

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Heacock Spelling Variations


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Heacock Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Heacock are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Heacock include: Heycock, Haycock, Heycocke, Haycocke and others.

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Heacock Early History


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Heacock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heacock research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heacock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heacock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heacock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heacock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Heacock or a variant listed above:

Heacock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G B Heacock, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Heacock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J. P. Heacock, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Mrs. Seth G. Heacock, aged 51, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • Seth G. Heacock, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Augustus Heacock, aged 32, who settled in America from Birmingham, England, in 1909
  • Harry E. Heacock, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heacock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heacock (post 1700)



  • Raymond L. Heacock (1928-1979), American NASA engineer, winner of the James Watt International Medal for 1979
  • Jon Heacock (b. 1960), former American football player, defensive coordinator for the Kent State University football team
  • Jim Heacock (b. 1948), American former defensive coordinator of the Ohio State University football team
  • Seth Grosvenor Heacock (1857-1928), American Republican politician, Postmaster;Member of New York State Senate, 1907-14
  • Roger L. Heacock, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Rio de Janeiro, 1940
  • Reuben E. Heacock, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention from Cook County, 1847
  • Reuben B. Heacock, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Erie County, 1826
  • Joseph Heacock, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 12th District, 1911-14
  • James H. Heacock, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania, 1876-77
  • E. C. Heacock, American politician, Mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska, 1913
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Heacock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heacock Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 January 2016 at 14:48.

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