Issyck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Issyck is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Isaac. The surname Issyck referred to the son of Isaac which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. The name is derived from the Hebrew word "yishaq" meaning "laughter." 
The first record of the name in ancient Britain was found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where Isac was listed.  "This, as a baptismal name, was introduced about the time of the Conquest. One Isac appears as a chief tenant in Domesday Book." 
"Hundreds of English people bear one or other of these surnames in whose veins there flows not a single drop of Jewish blood." 
Early Origins of the Issyck family
The surname Issyck was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086. From this early entry, the name in both forename and surname forms became widespread with many early spellings. Willelmus (William) filius Ysac was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Essex in 1206; Henry Isaac was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Worcester in 1275, and Walter Isak in the Subsidy Rolls for Somerset in 1327.  
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included: Robert filius Isaac, Lincolnshire; Isaac Judxus (the Jew), Yorkshire; Johannes Isaak, Norfolk; and John Ysac, Oxfordshire. 
In Scotland, "the name was not uncommon among ecclesiastics in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Isaac was prior of Scone from 1154 till 1162, and Magister Isaac was a cleric of St. Andrews, 1201. Ysaac of Brechin was a charter witness there c. 1178-98, and Ysaac de Banevin (Benvie) was one of a jury regarding the Kirketun of Aberbuthenoth, 1205." 
Early History of the Issyck family
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Issyck Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Issyck have been found, including Isaacs, Isaac, Isaack, Isaacson, Izacke and others.
Early Notables of the Issyck family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Isaac of Bekesbourne, Sheriff of Kent in 1460.
Henry Isaacson (1581-1654), was an English theologian and chronologer, born in the parish of St. Catherine, Coleman Street, London, in September 1581, and was the eldest son of Richard Isaacson. "He appears to have been educated under the care of Bishop Lancelot Andrewes, by whom he was sent to Pembroke Hall...
Migration of the Issyck family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Issyck, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Robert and Lucy Isaac settled in Savannah in 1821; William Isaac settled in Grenada in 1776; Rebecca Isaac settled in New England in 1634; Jonas, William, Terry, Phillip Isaac all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..