The rich and ancient history of the Jaycocks family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes 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 Jaycocks family
The surname Jaycocks was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Jaycocks family
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Jaycocks 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 Jaycocks 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 Jaycocks family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jaycocks family to the New World and Oceana
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 Jaycocks, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Jaycocks Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Jaycocks, who sailed to America in 1767