Thomas Hancock

1613–6 August 1669
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Hancock was born in 1613, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Hancocke, was 36 and his mother, Ann Harrison, was 32. He married Sarah Oxpring on 10 May 1640, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He was buried in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Thomas Hancock
Sarah Oxpring
Marriage: 10 May 1640
John Hancock
about 1640–about 1641
John Hancock
about 1641–
Maria Hancock
about 1642–
Charles Hancock
about 1644–1695
Helen Hancock
about 1646–
Joseph Hancock
Samuel Hancock
about 1651–
Martha Hancock
Jacob Hancock
Isaac Hancock

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  • Marriage
    10 May 1640Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names (see Cocke ).Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle, periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.History: Thomas Hancock, the uncle of Declaration of Independence signatory John Hancock (1736/7–93), was among the foremost of 18th-century American businessmen. He was a descendant of Nathaniel Hancock, who was known to have been in Cambridge, MA, as early as 1634. Born in Braintree, MA, John Hancock was president of the Second Continental Congress and the first governor of the state of MA.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    • Thomas Hancocke in entry for Samuell Hancocke, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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