Jacox History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Jacox is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is 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 Jacox family
The surname Jacox was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from early times.
Important Dates for the Jacox family
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Jacox Spelling Variations
Jacox has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Jacox have been found, including Jeacock, Jeacocks, Jecock, Jacocke, Jacock, Jacocks, Jaycock, Jaycocke, Jaycocks, Jeacox, Jacox, Jaycox, Jacok, Jecok, Jecokes and many more.
Early Notables of the Jacox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jacox family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Jacoxs to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Jaycocks, who sailed to America in 1767. Registered among the United Empire Loyalists who fled to Canada as a result of the American Revolution was David Jacocks of Osnabruck, 1800..
Contemporary Notables of the name Jacox (post 1700)
- John William Jacox, American corporate executive
- Willie C. Jacox, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1976 
- William Jacox, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1990 
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