The English surname Hitchcock, found chiefly in southern areas, is derived from a pet form of Hick, with the Middle English diminutive suffix –cok. The name is first recorded in English records in 1086 in the Domesday Book for Wiltshire. The name first occurs in the New World in 1635 when Matthew, Thomas and William Hitchcock settled in New England. Today there are approximately 13,000 bearers of the name Hitchcock living in the US.
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