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The Wilcock name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Wilcock is derived from William or Wilhelm. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Wilcock was originally derived from the Germanic elements will, meaning resolve, helm, meaning protection, and cock or cox, an affectionate or diminutive suffix commonly used in ancient times. With the additional suffix, cox, the name was taken to mean the son of little William. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


Wilcock Early Origins



The surname Wilcock was first found in Lancashire where one of the first records of the name was listed simply as Wilcok with no personal name in the Assize Rolls of that shire in 1246. Wilcoc was listed in the Assize Rolls of Cheshire in 1286 and William Wylecok was listed in Somerset in the Assize Rolls of 1254. Quite of few of the family were found in Yorkshire as shown by John Wilcokes who was listed there in 1316. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
By the time of the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379, there were numerous entries for the name including those with the "son" extension: Richard Wilokson; Adam Wylkokson; Raddulfus Wycok; and Willelmus Wilkocson. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Wilcock Spelling Variations


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Wilcock Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Wilcock were recorded, including Wilcox, Wilcocks, Willock, Wallock and others.

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Wilcock Early History


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Wilcock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilcock research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1480, 1541, 1558, 1588, 1929, 1515, 1585 and 1562 are included under the topic Early Wilcock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilcock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilcock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Nicolaus Wollick ( c. 1480-1541), English music theorist; Robert Willcox (1558-1588), an English Catholic martyr (one of the Oaten Hill Martyrs) who was hung, drawn and quartered; he was beatified by Pope Pius XI...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wilcock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilcock In Ireland


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Wilcock In Ireland



Some of the Wilcock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Wilcock family emigrate to North America:

Wilcock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Wilcock settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Georg Wilcock, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • William Wilcock, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • John Wilcock, who landed in Maryland in 1666
  • Thomas Wilcock, who arrived in Maryland in 1676

Wilcock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliz Wilcock, who landed in Virginia in 1705

Wilcock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Wilcock, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Harry Wilcock, aged 37, arrived in New York, NY in 1850

Wilcock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Wilcock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Boyne" in 1850
  • William Wilcock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Ashburton" in 1850

Wilcock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Wilcock landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Wilcock landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • George Wilcock arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Wilcock arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • Emma Wilcock, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilcock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilcock (post 1700)



  • David Wilcock (b. 1973), American lecturer and filmmaker
  • C. C. Wilcock (b. 1946), American taxonomist
  • Gordon Wilcock (b. 1950), English cricketer
  • George Wilcock (1890-1962), English footballer
  • Dennis Wilcock, English singer for the band Iron Maiden
  • Juan Rodolfo Wilcock (1919-1978), Argentine author, poet, critic and translator
  • John Wilcock (b. 1927), British journalist
  • Group Captain Clifford Arthur Bowman Wilcock OBE, AFC, FRAeS (1898-1962), British engineer, company director and politician

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Wilcock Historic Events


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Wilcock Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Henry Wilcock (1872-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Francis Wilcock, British Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  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)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. 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).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Wilcock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilcock 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.

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