Jeffcot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Jeffcot are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Geoffrey. [1]

Early Origins of the Jeffcot family

The surname Jeffcot was first found in Worcestershire where Geoffrey Geffcoke was registered in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. A few years later, William Gefcok was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Staffordshire in 1332 and again, in Staffordshire, Emota Jeffecockes was registered there in the Subsidy Rolls for 1380. [2]

Early History of the Jeffcot family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeffcot research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1616 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Jeffcot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jeffcot Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Jeffcot has been spelled many different ways, including Jefcott, Jeffcott, Jefcote, Jeffcoat, Jefcock and many more.

Early Notables of the Jeffcot family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Jeffcot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Jeffcot family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Jeffcots to arrive in North America: Henry Jeffcoat and his wife Rebecca and three children arrived in New York in 1820; E. Jefcott arrived in New York in 1852.



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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