Jeffcott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Jeffcott name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Jeffcott is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Geoffrey. [1]

Early Origins of the Jeffcott family

The surname Jeffcott 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 Jeffcott family

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

Jeffcott Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Jeffcott were recorded, including Jefcott, Jeffcott, Jefcote, Jeffcoat, Jefcock and many more.

Early Notables of the Jeffcott family (pre 1700)

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Australia Jeffcott migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Jeffcott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Jeffcott, a carpenter, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John William Jeffcott, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella" in 1837 [3]

New Zealand Jeffcott migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Jeffcott Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Jeffcott, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen Bee" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1871 [4]
  • Mrs. Ann Jeffcott, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen Bee" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1871 [4]
  • Miss Wilhelmina Jeffcott, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen Bee" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1871 [4]
  • Mr. Richard Jeffcott, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen Bee" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1871 [4]
  • Miss Hannah Jeffcott, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen Bee" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1871 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Isabella.gif
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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