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The Anglo-Saxon name lacock comes from when the family resided in the village of Laycock in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname was originally derived from the Old English words leah cocc, which refers to the meadow with the wild birds. Therefore the original bearers of the surname lived in a village that was known for the large number of wild birds.

lacock Early Origins



The surname lacock was first found in Yorkshire 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.

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lacock Spelling Variations


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lacock 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 lacock include Lacock, Laycock, Leacock and others.

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lacock Early History


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lacock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lacock research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lacock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lacock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lacock Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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:

lacock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Lacock, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • John Lacock, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839

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Contemporary Notables of the name lacock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lacock (post 1700)



  • Abner Lacock (1770-1837), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Legislature, 1801; State Court Judge in Pennsylvania, 1803; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1808
  • Pete LaCock (b. 1952), American professional baseball player

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Verus honor honestas
Motto Translation: Truth, honour and honesty.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The lacock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lacock Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 14:17.

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