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Silcock is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Cecil, deriving from the nickname Sill. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England were found shortly after the Norman Conquest and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.

Silcock Early Origins



The surname Silcock was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from early times and were anciently descended from the distinguished Saxon family who held a family seat there well before the Norman Conquest. The name is derived from a colloquial term in Derbyshire about the year 1000 describing a thrush, i.e. a "shrilcock" or "shilcock."

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Silcock Spelling Variations


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Silcock Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Silcock are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Silcock include: Silcock, Silcocks, Silcox, Sylcox, Sylcock, Shilcock, Shrilcox, Shrilcocks, Silk and many more.

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Silcock Early History


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Silcock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silcock research. Another 338 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1283, 1379, and 1781 are included under the topic Early Silcock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Silcock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Silcock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Silcock 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Silcock or a variant listed above:

Silcock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Silcock, who settled in Virginia in 1729
  • Ann Silcock who landed in America in 1748

Silcock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Esther Silcock, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1859
  • Mary Ann Silcock, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Silcock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Silcock (post 1700)



  • Richard "Dick" Silcock (1878-1936), English professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s
  • Nathan "Nat" Silcock (b. 1904), English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s and 1930s
  • Nathan "Nat" Douglas Silcock (1927-1992), English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s through the 1960s
  • Marco "Marc" Silcock (b. 1988), English actor, best known for his role as Jackson Walsh in the British soap opera Emmerdale
  • John "Jack" Silcock (1898-1966), English footballer

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Silcock Historic Events


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Silcock Historic Events




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Silcock Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. 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.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Silcock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Silcock 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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