Heathcick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Heathcick family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Heathcick comes from when the family lived in either of the settlements called Heathcote in Derbyshire and Warwickshire. The surname Heathcick belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Heathcick family

The surname Heathcick was first found in Derbyshire where the name could have been derived from someone who lived at "the heath-cottage" or "the cot on this heath." [1] While the surname is from Derbyshire, the first record of the name was found in Essex, where Walter Hathecok was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [2]

Important Dates for the Heathcick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heathcick research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1609, 1719, 1652, 1733, 1665, 1721, 1711, 1713, 1689, 1759, 1715 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Heathcick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heathcick Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Heathcick has appeared include Heathcote, Heathcoat, Heathcoat and others.

Early Notables of the Heathcick family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet (1652-1733), Governor of the Bank of England and Lord Mayor of London; and his brother, Caleb...
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heathcick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Heathcick family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Heathcick arrived in North America very early: John Heathcoate settled in Jamaica in 1685; Jasper Heathcoat settled in New England in 1850; Edward Heathcote settled in Virginia in 1721; along with James.

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. 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)
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