Early Origins of the Matlok family
The surname Matlok was first found in Derbyshire
, at Matlock, a parish, in the union of Bakewell, hundred
of Wirksworth. "This place, which was formerly called Mesterford or Metesford, is equally celebrated for the beauty of its scenery, and the purity of its medicinal springs, and consists at present of the village and the baths, nearly a mile and a half distant from each other. The waters were first applied to medicinal uses about the end of the seventeenth century." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another source claims the early spellings of the place name differently as in Meslach CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) which was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 and later as Matlac in 1196. In this case, the place name literally meant "oak-tree where meetings are held," from the Old English "maethel" + "ac." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Matlok family
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Matlok Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Martlock, Matlock, Matlack, Marlott and others.
Early Notables of the Matlok family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Matlok family to Ireland
Some of the Matlok family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Matlok family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Isobell Matlock, who arrived in New York in 1775. Listed among the United Empire Loyalists who settled in Canada in the 18th century was Caleb Matlock of Pelham, and Lucius Matlack born in the United States in 1816.