It was among those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Jefcote was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name for the son of Geoffrey
Early Origins of the Jefcote family
The surname Jefcote was first found in 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 Jefcote family
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Jefcote 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 Jefcote include Jefcott, Jeffcott, Jefcote, Jeffcoat, Jefcock and many more.
Early Notables of the Jefcote family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jefcote family to the New World and Oceana
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 Jefcote were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Henry Jeffcoat and his wife Rebecca and three children arrived in New York in 1820; E. Jefcott arrived in New York in 1852.