The present generation of the Hickock family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Huntingdonshire. The name could also have been a baptismal name derived as the son of Richard.
Early Origins of the Hickock family
The surname Hickock 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 Hickock family
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Hickock Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hickock include Hicock, Hichcoke, Hickox, Hickhock, Hickhocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Hickock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hickock family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hickock were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Hickock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J Hickock, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Hickock (post 1700)
- James W. Hickock, American politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 22nd District, 1853
- J. C. Hickock, American politician, Member of Michigan Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1953
- Howard Hickock, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Southbury, 1908
- Horace E. Hickock, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Danbury, 1848
- Jane Hickock MD, Research Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester Cancer Center