When John Orla Heacock was born on 2 September 1873, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, his father, Alfred Weeks Heacock, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth DeBord, was 21. He married Ellen Eugenia Thompson on 21 February 1900, in Kellogg, Jasper, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1935 and Hansen, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 12 March 1956, in Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Perris Valley Cemetery, Perris, Riverside, California, United States.
from the Middle English personal name Hicock, Hecock, a pet form of Hick (itself a rhyming pet form of Rickard ‘Richard’), and equivalent to Hitchcock . In Hecok the vowel has been lowered and lengthened in the open syllable (a typical development in northern England and the North Midlands), hence the later spelling Heacock. Hicock has generally survived in the variant Hickox .
post-medieval variant of Haycock .