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Jaycox/Jacox/Jacocks/Jaycock/Jeacock Surname Research Page
Quick Links to Subjects Heading on this Web Page: Biographies/Census/Collectables/Directories/Death Indexes/ Geographical/Grave Markers/ Immigration/ Obituaries/Search Engine/NewsletterOur surname was identified by the National Archives under the SOUNDEX Code No. J220 which includes; Jacox, Jacock, Jacocks, Jaycock, Jaycox, Jeacock and Jeacockes. Code No. J200 includes Jaycx and Code No. J222 includes such spellings as Jaycockes, Jacoxes and Jeacockes. Phonetically, the variations always surprise me and I have discovered 89 different spellings thus far. The more commonly found surnames in the United States today; Jaycox, Jacox and Jacocks, are an Americanized version of Jeacockes, an English name. Jaycock another derivation of this name, is mainly found in Canada today while the Jeacock is still most common in England. Since there are so many spelling variations found, especially in earlier historical documents when people were less literate. It is important to try many spelling variations to find the ancestors you are trying to locate.
Our ancestors arrived in the mid 1600's and can be found in the early town records of Hempstead, New York and Stratford, Connecticut. Francis Jecockes is listed as one of the earlier settlers of Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. See the list of early settlers at JDevlin's site. The Jecockes can then be found in Hempstead, Long Island, New York as early settlers. From Long Island, around the time of the Revolutionary War, the families moved upstate New York to Dutchess County, Canada and then westward settling in Illinois and Ohio, Colorado and California.
majority of Jaycox today are found in New York and Ohio. Most of the persons
with the surname Jaycox who died in
the years 1959 to 2003;
lived in the state of New York (23%) at the time of their death. This is based
information provided in the Social Security Death Index. This only includes
deaths reported to the Social Security board because they were receiving
benefits or applying for death benefits. The remainder of the top ten
states where they lived were; Ohio (11%), Missouri (8%), Florida (4%), Illinois
(4%), California (4%), Connecticut (4%), Colorado (3%) and New Jersey (3%).
Over 70% of the Social Security Numbers for these persons were issued before
1951. At the time the numbers were issued the top ten states where they
lived were slightly different but New York, Ohio and Missouri were still the top three.
Arnie Jeacock of London, England, has spent many years conducting a One Name Study (http://www.one-name.org/) on these Surnames and added 59 different spellings versions that he has found in his research for the United States, England, South Africa, Canada and Germany. His earliest record dates back to 1397 in the spelling, Jancock. He claims that there are 481 Jeacock's in various places around the world today. You can reach him at ArnJeacock@aol.com.
I have combined his names with my list to make one comprehensive list to use for searching:
Please let me know of any others you have found in your research to add to the list.
The following are links to Transcriptions and Indexes of Data Found:
Poughkeepsie, New York (1843-1897),189 Records
Death Index: Florida 1936-1988
Death Index: New York City 1891-1911
Grave Markers & Locations
Social Security Index for Jaycox, Jaycoxe-Thru
Social Security Index for Jaycox, Jaycoxe-Thru August, 2003
1800Census 1810 Census 1820 Census
1830 Census1840 Census 1850 Census 1860 Census
1870 Census1880 Census 1890 Census (None)
1900 Census 1910 Census 1920 Census 1930 Census
Mortality Schedules 1850-1880
1901 Census for England and Wales
Hempstead, New York 1698
Ellis Island Immigrants (Jaycox)
Ship Arrivals 1820 to 1829 (Jacox, Jeacock)
Ephemera, Letters, Business Logos & Business Promotional Items
Jaycox, Leander H. (1836-1892), son of Peter & Mary Jaycox
There have been a town, several streets, a school and even a Mountain names in honor of our ancestors.
Streets, Roads and Avenues
I am the proud list owner of the Jaycox Mailing List at
I am the proud list owner of the Jaycox Mailing List at www.Rootsweb.com.Subscribe by sending an email to: JAYCOX-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word "Subscribe" in the subject line and in the message (no quotes). If you prefer the digest version instead of receiving each message as it is sent, subscribe as above to; JAYCOX-Demail@example.com. Check the Archives at: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/Jaycox/ Send all mail including those emails wishing to unsubscribe to: JAYCOX-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Be careful when responding to emails, if you click "respond" to a list email, it will be sent to everyone who subscribes. If you wish to respond privately, make sure only their address is in the send to box.
Be sure to also subscribe to the JAYCOCK list JAYCOCK-Lemail@example.com and check their Archives at http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/Jaycock/ where a lot of discussion for all these family names have occurred.
I am a volunteer for the ROOTSWEB Cemetery list and will take photos of Grave Markers in cemeteries located on Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. I also on occasion go to Queens and Brooklyn by request, but just not as fast. You can email me with a request at JaycoxSusa@aol.com or find other volunteers world-wide at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemphoto/Cemetery_Photos.html
I've included a search engine but I would only recommend using it for first name searches due to the variations in surname spellings.
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I will be posting all data I find on any variation of the name. I hope that it will help others find their ancestors and will help me find some of mine. Any information to post or comments on are welcome. I will be continually updating so keep checking or just ask. Happy Hunting! Contact me at JaycoxSusa@aol.com. Please send me your data, it helps all of us "cousins".
Jaycox/Jacox/Jacocks/Jaycock/Jeacock Surname Research Page