The name ‘Wilcox’ originates from England. It is derived from a medieval given name, a diminutive of ‘Will’, (‘Will’ is a backformation which in Polish is from the word ‘wilk’ meaning ‘Wolf’ from an Old Slavonic personal name containing this word, also applied as anickname for someone thought to resemble a wolf or connected with wolves in some other way), with the addition of the hypocoristic suffix ‘cock’. Variants: ‘Willcock’, ‘Wilcoke’, ‘Wilcox’. ‘Wilcox’ is one of the most common surnames in England, found Chiefly in Lancashire and Yorkshire. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the name ‘Wilcox’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 14th century were a ‘Willelmus Wilkocson’, from England, is recorded in 1379. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Wilcox’, aged 31, from Suffolk, England, … Coat of arms: Erminie a…
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