HELLO AND WELCOME TO MY ENOCK FAMILY HISTORY WEBSITE
Adam with family tree

My first encounter with Enock genealogy occurred around 2003 when my dad returned home from a visit to my grandparents with a family tree spread over two sheets of A2 paper. Its longest line spanned twelve generations and traced the family back to a Richard Enock who was born in the Warwickshire village of Burton Dassett in 1600.

It was an impressive piece of work, however, I didnít connect with it in the same way I did later as it contained only basic information, and as a result the tree was stored away in a cupboard where it remained for the next ten years or so.

I commenced my own research in January 2013, and in the following August, having collected a fair amount of information, I established this website to share my work. I have since connected with people from all over the world, and with their help I have been able to bring that old paper tree to life.

If you would like to contribute to the project, please contact me via any of the methods listed on the contact page. Adam Enock - 2021.

ORIGINS OF THE ENOCK NAME

The earliest record linked to the Enock name is dated 1232, and concerns the ordination of All Saints Church vicarage in Burton Dassett, which makes a reference to the then vicar, Enoc.

During the Middle Ages, the name, and its variants Enoc, Enok, Ennok, Ennoke, and Ennock, was mostly found in the counties of Warwickshire and Wiltshire, though it made a brief appearance in London in 1385 and 1422, and Suffolk between 1460-1474. Many of them were ecclesiastics, including Thomas Ennok, rector of Wyly [Salisbury], who was chaplain to John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, who was a close friend and loyal supporter of King Richard III.

In the Tudor period we see the name and its new variants Ennocke, Enocke, Enoke, Enoch, Ennoch and Enoche, appear in Berkshire, Cheshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk and Surrey, and in the early Stuart period we find a branch as far north as Dumfriesshire. The name, however, was still predominantly found in Warwickshire, or more specifically, a 56 sq. mi. area surrounding Radway, a village 7 miles northwest of Banbury, which is where is where my 8th great-grandfather died in 1679.