Surname Research ~ Lewcock
The intention has always been to see how and if the pockets of Lewcocks in Suffolk, Cornwall, Kent, Cumberland, Yorkshire, Surrey, Middlesex and Hampshire are connected to each other and where those in Australia, India and the USA fit in. There are many variations of the surname in the records, mostly aural mis-spellings over time, but the listed variants. Lucock and Luckock, are in use as surnames today. The surnames Laycock and Lowcock are only included incidentally where they appear in early records and tie in with other Lewcock /Lucock families.
Lewcock is not a very common surname and in the 19th Century, tended to be found in definite geographical areas: Suffolk, Cumbria, Durham, Surrey and Hampshire. There are also families to be found in Australia, the USA and India at this time.
The most common variant spelling is Lucock and in early records they were interchangeable which makes reading about the origins of the name interesting particularly as they give different definitions of the orgins, followed by using the same example of the earliest use … !
In most of these areas, the earliest references appear to be in the early to mid 1700s, but the name appears earlier in Cornwall, Somerset and Devon.
Those researchers who have attempted to join the Surrey/Hampshire trees together find that they may be looking at siblings who may have been born in the Odiham area of Hampshire, although it does look increasingly likely as more records have become available.
Some putative family groupings other than “our” main Lewcock line, can be seen by searching The Family Trees page on this site.
A great deal more research is being done!
A collection of Baptisms. Marriage, Burials and Wills
The earliest found Lewcock spelled as such, is William, one of the innkeepers (there were nine others) at Pentrig and Rypley in Derbyshire in 1577. He just beats Joan Lewcock who was buried on 3 August 1584 at Wonersh in Surrey].
LEEUCOCK LEUCOCK LEUCOK LEWCOCK LEWCOCKE LEWCOK LEWCOKE LEWKOC LOCKCOCK LOCKECOCK LOCOCK LOWCOCK LUCCOCKE UCKCOCK LUCKECUK LUCKKUCK LUCKOCK LUCKOCKE LUCKOKE LUCKUCK LUCKUCK LUCOCK LUCOCKE LUCOK LUCOKE LUCOOKE LUKKOCKE
and the occasional SEWCOCK
These early references have been collected from extracted entries on the International Genealogical Index and other online sources. It is not definitive since not all registers have been transcribed.
Lives of the First World War - WW1 Digital MemorialFrancis James Lewcock and his mother, Amy Elizabeth, are two of the Lewcocks who are remembered on this website.Amy Elizabeth LewcockLieutenant Francis James LewcockThere are other Lewcocks and Lucocks who...