The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Hercock come from when the family resided in Huntingdonshire. The name could also have been a baptismal name derived as the son of Richard.
Early Origins of the Hercock family
The surname Hercock was first found in Gloucestershire
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 Hercock family
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Hercock Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hercock has been recorded under many different variations, including Hicock, Hichcoke, Hickox, Hickhock, Hickhocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Hercock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hercock family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hercock or a variant listed above: Captain Hickcocke settled in Virginia in 1623; Otis Hickok, an emigrant from Ireland
, who fought in the War of 1812 and settled in Vermont; and M. Hickox settled in San Francisco in 1850..