Heathcyke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Heathcyke comes from the family having resided in either of the settlements called Heathcote in Derbyshire and Warwickshire. The surname Heathcyke 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 Heathcyke family
The surname Heathcyke 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."  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. 
Important Dates for the Heathcyke family
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Heathcyke Spelling Variations
Heathcyke has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Heathcote, Heathcoat, Heathcoat and others.
Early Notables of the Heathcyke 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...
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Migration of the Heathcyke family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Heathcykes to arrive on North American shores: 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.
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)