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Early Origins of the Maycock family

The surname Maycock was first found in Lancashire where Maicoc le Crouder was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1284. Later, William Maycock, Moycock was listed in the Assize Rolls for Staffordshire in 1323 and Thomas Macok and John Moycok were both found in the Subsidy Rolls for Derbyshire in 1327. [1]

"This surname is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Matthew'. The variant Mocock, afterwards Mycock, seems to have been popular in East Lancashire and over the border into West Riding of Yorkshire. It still remains in Manchester and district." [2]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included: Johannes Mocok; and Dionisia Mocok.

Early History of the Maycock family

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Maycock Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Maycock, Moycock, Mycock, Meacock, Mocock, Macock and many more.

Early Notables of the Maycock family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • the Maycock family of east Lancashire

United States Maycock migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maycock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Maycock, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [3]
Maycock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Maycock, who arrived in Mississippi in 1847 [3]

Australia Maycock migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Maycock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Maycock (post 1700) +

  • Ellen Maycock (b. 1950), American mathematician and mathematics educator, former Johnson Family University Professor and professor emerita of mathematics at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana
  • Callum Maycock (b. 1997), English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Solihull Moors
  • Ken Maycock (b. 1960), English abstract painter, awarded "Thomas Monnington Prize" for painting in 1981 and the "Boise Travelling Scholarship" in 1985
  • Renae Maycock (1980-2000), Australian volleyball player at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Pam Maycock (1924-2016), birth name Pam Royds, British publisher and children's book editor
  • Anna Maycock (b. 1982), Captain of the Australia women's national volleyball team at the 2002 World Championship Leipzig, Germany and Asian Championships since 2001
  • Alfred Maycock (b. 1949), former Guyanese cricketer who played a single first-class match for Essequibo in the final of the 1980–81 inter-county Jones Cup
  • Betty-Jean Maycock Harrington (b. 1942), American Olympic gymnast from Cleveland, Ohio, member of the American gymnastics team that placed ninth at the 1960 Summer Olympics

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Ernest V Maycock (b. 1900), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Byfield, Northamptonshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the HMS Hood sinking [5]
RMS Lusitania
  • Miss Mary Maycock, English 2nd Class passenger from Yorkshire, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania (1915) and survived the sinking [6]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th October 2020). Retrieved from
  5. H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from
  6. Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from on Facebook