Heydack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Heydack surname lived in the settlement of Haydock in the parish of Winwick in Lancashire. The name, pronounced Haddock, 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 Heydack family

The surname Heydack was first found in Lancashire at Haydock, a township, in the parish of St. Thomas in Ashton-in-Makerfield, union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby. "The manor was held jointly by the families of Holland and Haydock, so long as the former had any estates in Lancashire. In the reign of Edward III., Gilbert de Eydock, or Haidoc, had a licence for imparking Haydock; and from this feudal proprietor descended Sir Gilbert de Haydock, whose daughter and heiress married Sir Peter Legh, of Lyme, ancestor of Thomas Legh, Esq., of Lyme Hall, Cheshire, the present lord of the manor and owner of the whole property. " [1]

Early rolls confirmed this early homestead for the family. The Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III listed "Henry de Haydok, Lancashire, 20 Edward I" (during the twentieth year of King Edward I's reign.) [2] Gilbert de Eydock, or Haidoc; and Gilbert de Haydock, 1330, were listed 23 Edward III. [3]

The Lancashire Feet of Fines recorded Edmund de Haydok, 1339. [4]

"The Haydocks, who are most numerous in the Blackburn district, take their name from the township of Haydock. An old gentle family of this name held the manor of Hesandford or Pheasantford in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries; there were four generations of Simon Haydocks. James Haydock was a Liverpool bailiff in 1507; and there was a Sir Gilbert de Haydock of this county in the time of Henry V." [5]

Early History of the Heydack family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heydack research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1570, 1562, 1537, 1552, 1605, 1552, 1605, 1588, 1590, 1644, 1696, 1644, 1629, 1714, 1690, 1686, 1746, 1690, 1800 and are included under the topic Early Heydack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heydack 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 Heydack 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 Heydack include: Haydock, Haddock, Hadock and others.

Early Notables of the Heydack family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: William Haydock (d. 1537), a monk of the Cistercian abbey of Whalley in Lancashire, a younger son of William Haydock of Cottam Hall, near Preston, Lancashire. [6] Richard Haydock or Haddock (1552?-1605), was an English Roman Catholic divine, born about 1552, the second son of Vivian Haydock, Esq., of Cottam Hall, near Preston, Lancashire. Richard Haydock (fl. 1605), was an English physician, born at Grewel in Hampshire. He was educated at Winchester College, and on 12 July 1588 matriculated at New College, Oxford, of which he was elected a fellow in 1590. [6] Roger Haydock...
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Ireland Migration of the Heydack family to Ireland

Some of the Heydack family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Heydack family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Heydack or a variant listed above: Henry Haddock who settled in New England in 1805; William Haddock settled in New England in 1740; Henry, James, and Joseph Haddock arrived in Philadelphia between 1805 and 1840..



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, 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. ^ Baines Thomas & William Fairbairn, Lancashire and Cheshire, Past and Present History of Counties London: William MacKenzie, 1867, Digital, 4 vols
  4. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  5. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  6. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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