Jacocks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Jacocks was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name for the son of John. It was originally derived from the Hebrew given name Yocjanan. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Jacocks family

The surname Jacocks was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from early times.

Important Dates for the Jacocks family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jacocks research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1375, 1381, 1500, 1669, 1700, 1706 and 1786 are included under the topic Early Jacocks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jacocks 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 Jacocks include Jeacock, Jeacocks, Jecock, Jacocke, Jacock, Jacocks, Jaycock, Jaycocke, Jaycocks, Jeacox, Jacox, Jaycox, Jacok, Jecok, Jecokes and many more.

Early Notables of the Jacocks family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Jacocks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jacocks migration to Canada

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 Jacocks were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Jacocks Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. David Jacocks U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Royal Regiment of New York had a wife and daughter on settling [1]
  • Mr. David Jacocks U.E., "Jacobs" who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 [1]
Jacocks Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • David Jacocks of Osnabruck was among the United Empire Loyalists who fled to Canada as a result of the American Revolution

Contemporary Notables of the name Jacocks (post 1700)

  • Irving C. Jacocks Jr., American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Branford; elected 1940 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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