Moorcock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Moorcock family

The surname Moorcock was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Moorcock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moorcock research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1528, 1548 and 1559 are included under the topic Early Moorcock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moorcock Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moorcroft, Moorecroft, Morecroft, Morecrofte and others.

Early Notables of the Moorcock family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Moorcock migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Moorcock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Moorcock, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Caroline Moorcock, aged 26, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Sarah Jane Moorcock, aged 1, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874


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