Anglo-Saxon surname Jefcoat came from the baptismal name for the son of Geoffrey.
Early Origins of the Jefcoat family
Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Jefcoat family
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Jefcoat Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jefcoat family name include Jefcott, Jeffcott, Jefcote, Jeffcoat, Jefcock and many more.
Early Notables of the Jefcoat family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jefcoat family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Jefcoat surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Henry Jeffcoat and his wife Rebecca and three children arrived in New York in 1820; E. Jefcott arrived in New York in 1852.
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