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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Pidcock came from Paeda the first Christian King of Mercia. The surname Pidcock referred to the son of Paeda which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Pidcock Early Origins



The surname Pidcock was first found in Somerset 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.

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Pidcock Spelling Variations


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Pidcock Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Pidcock has been recorded under many different variations, including Pidcock, Piddock, Pidocock, Pitcock, Pittock and others.

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Pidcock Early History


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Pidcock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pidcock research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pidcock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pidcock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pidcock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pidcock 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Pidcock or a variant listed above:

Pidcock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Pidcock, who settled in New England in 1657
  • George Pidcock, who landed in New England in 1657

Pidcock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Pidcock, who arrived in Baltimore in 1818
  • John Pidcock, who was naturalized in America in 1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pidcock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pidcock (post 1700)



  • Robert Pidcock (b. 1962), American professional football player
  • James Nelson Pidcock (1836-1899), American Democratic Party politician
  • James Nelson Pidcock (1836-1899), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Hunterdon County, 1877-79; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1885-89
  • Charles W. Pidcock, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1928 (alternate), 1948, 1952, 1956
  • Geoffrey Arthur Henzell Pidcock (1897-1976), British Air Vice-Marshal, began his career as a World War I flying ace
  • David Musa Pidcock (b. 1942), leader of the Islamic Party of Britain, having converted to Islam from Roman Catholicism in 1975

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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: Seigneur, je te prie, garde ma vie
Motto Translation: Lord, I beseech thee, save my life.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Pidcock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pidcock 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 20 October 2015 at 11:03.

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