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The name laycock has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived 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.

laycock Early Origins



The surname laycock 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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laycock Spelling Variations


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laycock Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name laycock have been found, including Lacock, Laycock, Leacock and others.

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laycock Early History


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laycock Early History



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

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laycock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laycock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early laycock 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name laycock, or a variant listed above:

laycock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Laycock arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Robert Laycock, aged 18, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Mary Laycock, who landed in Maryland in 1674

laycock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Laycock, who arrived in Morgan County, Illinois in 1838
  • Adam, David, Hugh, James, John, Martha, and William Laycock all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

laycock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Laycock, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Thomas Laycock, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad"
  • William Laycock (aged 24) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"
  • Richard Laycock, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"

laycock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Laycock arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ada" in 1875
  • William Laycock, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name laycock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laycock (post 1700)



  • Gregory Laycock, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2008 (alternate), 2012
  • Beatrice Laycock, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1972
  • Jimmye Laycock, American college football coach
  • Douglas Laycock, American law professor
  • Thomas Laycock (1812-1876), English physiologist
  • Thomas Laycock (1786-1823), English soldier and explorer
  • Sir Robert Laycock, British soldier, most famous for his service with the commandos during World War II
  • Jason Laycock (b. 1984), Australian player with the Essendon Bombers in the Australian Football League
  • Sir Leslie Laycock, British Company Director
  • Steve Laycock (b. 1982), Canadian curler
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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laycock Historic Events


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laycock Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Royce Stanley Laycock (1920-1941), Australian Stoker from South Preston, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Henry Laycock (b. 1905), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Dingle, Liverpool, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Harry Laycock, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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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



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The laycock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laycock 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.

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