The ancient history of the Hicock name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived 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 Hicock family
The surname Hicock 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 Hicock family
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Hicock Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hicock include Hicock, Hichcoke, Hickox, Hickhock, Hickhocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Hicock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hicock family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hicock 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Hicock (post 1700)
- Harry S. Hicock, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Southbury, 1932 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html