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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsLaycok, Laycox, Laycock

Meaning & History

The name comes from a small village in England called "Laycock" and has something to do with "the place of the birds."
This ancient English surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin and originates from the village of Laycock, near Keighley, West Yorkshire. The village is thought to have derived its name from the Anglo-Saxon words leah cocc meaning 'field of wild birds'.

Celtic toponymy has also been suggested and could be taken to have come from the Common Brythonic luch meaning 'lake' or 'body of water', and cuik meaning 'cuckoo'. This Celtic name could have been mistaken by arriving Angles and Saxons to mean 'field of wild birds'.
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Edited 2/15/2016 by Sofia