The name Jaycox has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally 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 Jaycox family
The surname Jaycox was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Jaycox family
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Jaycox Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jaycox include Jeacock, Jeacocks, Jecock, Jacocke, Jacock, Jacocks, Jaycock, Jaycocke, Jaycocks, Jeacox, Jacox, Jaycox, Jacok, Jecok, Jecokes and many more.
Early Notables of the Jaycox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jaycox family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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 Jaycox (post 1700)
- Warren Cecil Jaycox, prominent American lawyer
- Walter Husted Jaycox (1863-1927), American Republican politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1905-27; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 2nd Department, 1921-27 CITATION[CLOSE]
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