The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Jephcoat came from the baptismal name for the son of Geoffrey
Early Origins of the Jephcoat family
The surname Jephcoat 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 Jephcoat family
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Jephcoat Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Jephcoat has been recorded under many different variations, including Jefcott, Jeffcott, Jefcote, Jeffcoat, Jefcock and many more.
Early Notables of the Jephcoat family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jephcoat family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jephcoat or a variant listed above: Henry Jeffcoat and his wife Rebecca and three children arrived in New York in 1820; E. Jefcott arrived in New York in 1852.