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Wilcocks is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from William or Wilhelm. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Wilcocks 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)


Wilcocks Early Origins



The surname Wilcocks 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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Wilcocks Spelling Variations


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Wilcocks 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. Wilcocks has been recorded under many different variations, including Wilcox, Wilcocks, Willock, Wallock and others.

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Wilcocks Early History


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Wilcocks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilcocks 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 Wilcocks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilcocks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilcocks 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 Wilcocks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilcocks In Ireland


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Wilcocks In Ireland



Some of the Wilcocks 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



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 Wilcocks or a variant listed above:

Wilcocks Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Michael, John, and Maudlin Wilcocks settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Mandlin Wilcocks, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Michaell Wilcocks, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Nico Wilcocks, aged 21, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • John Wilcocks, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
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Wilcocks Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Wilcocks, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Sarah Wilcocks, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737

Wilcocks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • B Wilcocks, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Wilcocks Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Danl Wilcocks, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Benjamin Wilcocks, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1761
  • Mrs. Catherine Wilcocks U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 506 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14 1783 at East River, New York, USA [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. Elizabeth Wilcocks D. U.E. (b. 1772), aged 11 who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 575 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14 1783 at East River, New York, USA [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Wilcocks S. U.E. (b. 1771), aged 12 who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 574 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14 1783 at East River, New York, USA [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wilcocks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Wilcocks arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • Margery Wilcocks arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848
  • Richard Wilcocks arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848
  • Frederick W. Wilcocks, aged 38, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad"
  • James Wilcocks, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"

Wilcocks Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Wilcocks, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Janet Wilcocks, aged 27, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • James Wilcocks, aged 2, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Joshua Wilcocks, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilcocks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilcocks (post 1700)



  • James Smith Wilcocks, American politician, U.S. Consul in Mexico City, 1823-33
  • Charles Wilcocks, Pathologist

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Wilcocks Historic Events


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Wilcocks Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Eric C Wilcocks (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from West Croydon, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm

Other References

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  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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