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The name Hiscock was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. Hiscock is based on the personal name Richard. It is composed of the elements Hitch, which is a pet form of the name Richard, and the suffix cock, a medieval term of endearment. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, in the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. However, by the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions.

Hiscock Early Origins



The surname Hiscock was first found in various shires and counties throughout Britain. One of the first records of the name was simply listed as Hichecoc with no personal name in the Assize Rolls of Cheshire in 1260. A similar entry with no personal name appeared in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 for Yorkshire as Hichecok. The Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire listed Richard Hichecokes there in 1327 and John Higecok was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Cambridgeshire in the same year. William Hygecok, Hichecok were listed in 1329 and 1360. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Willelmus Higecok. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Hiscock Spelling Variations


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Hiscock Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Hitchcock, Hichcock, Hiscock, Hiscox, Hitchcocke, Hedgecock, Hitchcoke, Hitchcott and many more.

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Hiscock Early History


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Hiscock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hiscock research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hiscock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hiscock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hiscock Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hiscock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Adam Hiscock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  • Charles Hiscock, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm
  • James Hiscock, aged 28, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  • James Hiscock, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  • Arthur Hiscock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1851 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hiscock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hiscock (post 1700)



  • Frank Harris Hiscock (1856-1946), American lawyer and politician, Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals (1917-1926), Justice of the New York Supreme Court (1896-1913)
  • Frank Hiscock (1834-1914), American politician, U.S. Senator from New York (1887-1893), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1877-1887)
  • Thomas Hiscock (1812-1855), English blacksmith and prospector in Australia; he helping to spark the Victorian Gold Rush with his discovery of gold outside the town of Buninyong, near Ballarat
  • Eileen May Hiscock (1909-1958), English three-time gold, silver and bronze medalist relay runner at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, the 1930 and 1934 Women's World Games and the 1934 British Empire Games
  • Lieutenant William Ewart Hiscock GC (1886-1941), British soldier posthumously awarded the George Cross for "great gallantry and undaunted devotion"
  • Neville Hiscock (1951-1983), New Zealand motorcycle racer, brother of Dave Hiscock
  • Eric C. Hiscock MBE (1908-1986), noted British sailor and author of books on small boat sailing and ocean cruising
  • Dave Hiscock (b. 1953), New Zealand competitive motorcycle rider with five New Zealand Castrol Six Hour wins
  • Peter Dixon Hiscock (b. 1957), prominent Australian archaeologist
  • Simon Hiscock, British Olympic sailor
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hiscock Historic Events


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Hiscock Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William A Hiscock (b. 1913), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from North Salisbury, Dorsetshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Frederick J Hiscock (b. 1916), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from East Meon, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  6. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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