Last name: Hancock
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Yeah, it was an especially unfourtunate surname to have back in the 50's and 60's when Tony (the comedian) Hancock was big. Payground jibes included the puerile pointing to the parts of the body in sequence...i.e. toe, knee, hand, cock, with a mocking derisory cackle. Still paying for the therapy!!!
Yep I copped it at school big time. Growing up in Australia there isn't the historical significance of the surname that there is in the USA..
The brother of Thomas Hancock 1786-1865 [Vulcanized Rubber] and Walter hancock 1799-1852 [First successful Automobile steam vehicle] was a famous listed Artist named Charles Hancock 1802-1877 who was a very accomplished Sporting Animal Artist.he was also the first man to patent the polymer first plastic substance called gutta Percha in 1843. He and his brother Walter invented an extrusion machine that coated copper telegraph wire with rubber and an outer layer of plastic gutta percha that was impervious to water. This allowed the first sub-channel and sub- Atlantic telegraph cables as important in the 1850`s as computers are today.
I have found out that my great great grandfather was a Yorkshire Hancock. He was a goldsmith and emigrated to Ireland. The house he bought is still there in Dublin, with a great aunt! My adult daughter visited it some years ago. It is poignant because I was adopted, and only met my birth mother a year before she died and found out all of this. For people who don't belong, names have such meaning; you grab at anything really, not knowing where you really belong. So sad that I lost touch with the Hancock's; blood is blood, but that doesn't mean that you can bond. Such lovely people, and so sad. Still, I'm glad to be a one of the clan! And, the connotations of the word are just how people view it in our time; it's just the way people see it. 'Hann' seems somewhat better though lol!
Hi how did you find all this out about you heritidge. I am a Hancock by birth and my Grandfather,Arthur Hancock's knowledge of his family was a bit sketchy and of course he is no longer alive so I can't pick his brain.
We recently found out that my Great grandfather came over from Ireland to my home town of Wakefield West Yorkshire.
John Hancock was a co signer on the American Declaration of Independence. That's why you hear Americans say put your John Hancock on the document. The movie Hancock with Will Smith was based on the signature of John Hancock. Look John Hancock up he was a interesting man. The English Hancock's originated from Yorkshire. There was a Hancock on the HMS Victory, but he went sick just before the battle of Trafalger with a urine infection. I went to the HMS Victory Museum in Portsmouth. My family settled in Southampton from the West Country they were Brick makers. My immediate family all worked in Southampton Docks. And yes I am proud of my name, but sadly it ends with me as no male in our family has had Sons.
You should visit Boston, USA - Hancock references all over the place, even a Hancock Tower'
mine is too i hate it ppl laught at me
or as i was called foot moot got a ring to it..
Hancock as a first name? Why would you do that to your child? My last name is Handcock so I feel the pain of the jokes, even more so! My favourite spin on my last name is FootMuff haha win
I love my last name , Hancock is the best :-)
It was the symbols that were drawn by the boys in my class to represent my surname that got me! Don't go there! Love my roots but not too sorry to loose the name, sorry Dad!
Thinking of calling my son Hancock as a first name.....but after the stick my surname got at school i aint so sure???
Does anyone else get comments about the film alot? >.< x
my name is hancock :)
hi my last name is hancock