Adcock Surname Origin
little Ad or Adam, cock being a diminutive termination. Cock was applied to a young lad who strutted proudly like a cock, and it soon became a generic term for a youth and was attached as a term of endearment to many male names.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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