Jephcott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Jephcott has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the baptismal name for the son of Geoffrey. [1]

Early Origins of the Jephcott family

The surname Jephcott 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 Jephcott family

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

Jephcott Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jephcott include Jefcott, Jeffcott, Jefcote, Jeffcoat, Jefcock and many more.

Early Notables of the Jephcott family (pre 1700)

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United States Jephcott migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Jephcott Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Laura Jephcott, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1909
  • Norman Jephcott, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from England, in 1911
  • Norman Jephcott, aged 21, who settled in America from Cardiff, Wales, in 1912
  • Annie Jephcott, aged 48, who landed in America from Coventry, England, in 1912
  • Douglas Saxon Kennys Jephcott, aged 20, who landed in America from Cardiff, Wales, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Jephcott migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jephcott Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Anne Jephcott, aged 37, who settled inToronto, Canada, in 1909
  • Kathleen Jephcott, aged 18, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Jephcott (post 1700) +

  • Avun Jephcott (b. 1983), English professional footballer from Coventry
  • Sir David Welbourn Jephcott (b. 1952), 4th Baronet of East Portlemouth
  • Sir Neil Welbourn Jephcott (1929-2012), 3rd Baronet of East Portlemouth
  • Sir John Anthony Jephcott (1924-2003), 2nd Baronet of East Portlemouth
  • Alfred Roger Jephcott JP (1853-1932), English engineer, trade unionist and Conservative Party politician
  • Dominic Jephcott (b. 1957), English actor, best known for his roles as Sir Andrew Ffoulkes in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
  • Sir Harry Jephcott (1891-1978), 1st Baronet, English pharmaceutical chemist and industrialist from East Portlemouth, Devon, Chairman of the Glaxo Group


  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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