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The ancestors of the Pochin family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived from the Norman-French given name Pocin.

Pochin Early Origins



The surname Pochin was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Barkby. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a survey initiated in 1086 A.D., by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England in 1066, the village and Mill of Barkby was held by Leofric, an under-tenant, from Adelaide, the wife of Hugh de Grandesnil. However, in early times the estates were held by Walter Power, who had a daughter who married Peter Lincoln. The latter also had a daughter, Anne, who married William Willoughby, who also had a daughter, Alice, who married Richard Pochin and thenceforth the Pochins held Barkby. The name Pochin is derived from the Norman French Pocin but the relationship between the original Norman settlers at Barkby and Pochin is tenuous.

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Pochin Spelling Variations


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Pochin Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Pochin, Pocin, Pochen, Poching, Poaching, Pockin, Pochen, Pocken, Pochine, Pochinko and many more.

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Pochin Early History


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Pochin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pochin research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1687, 1711, 1756, and 1828 are included under the topic Early Pochin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pochin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pochin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pochin 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Pochin or a variant listed above: William Pockin who landed in North America in 1720.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pochin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pochin (post 1700)



  • Sir Edward Eric Pochin (1909-1990), English physician, a specialist in the dangers of ionizing radiation
  • Henry Davis Pochin (1824-1895), English industrial chemist
  • Juliette Pochin, Welsh classically trained mezzo-soprano singer, composer/arranger, and record producer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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