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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Silcox came 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.

Silcox Early Origins



The surname Silcox 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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Silcox Spelling Variations


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Silcox 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. Silcox has been recorded under many different variations, including Silcock, Silcocks, Silcox, Sylcox, Sylcock, Shilcock, Shrilcox, Shrilcocks, Silk and many more.

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Silcox Early History


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Silcox Early History



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

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Silcox Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Silcox Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Silcox 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 Silcox or a variant listed above:

Silcox Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph, Mark and William Silcox settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • James Silcox, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1859
  • Ada Silcox, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Clifford Silcox, aged 6, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Sarah Silcox, aged 2, who settled in America, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Silcox Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fred Silcox, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Burnley, in 1903
  • Maria Silcox, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Burnley, in 1903
  • Susannah Silcox, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Burnley, in 1903
  • Geo. W. Silcox, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Sere W. Silcox, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Silcox Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Leonard E. Silcox, aged 32, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Silcox (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Silcox (post 1700)



  • Wesley Silcox (b. 1985), American professional bull rider, PRCA World Champion (2007)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Silcox Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Silcox 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 1 December 2014 at 22:01.

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