This most interesting and unusual surname, found chiefly in France, is ultimately of ancient Greek origin, and is a French form of the medieval personal name "Enock", from the Greek "Enokh", itself from the Hebrew "Chanoch", Dedicated. This was the name borne in the Bible by the eldest son of Cain, and by the father of Methuselah, who was said to have "walked with God". In England the name is found as Enock, while in Wales, Enoch is the popular form; in Sweden patronymic forms include Eno(c)ksson and Enochsson. In France variant spellings include Enoch, Enocq, Henoch and Henocque. The name itself was introduced into England by French Huguenots fleeing religious persecution in the late 16th and early 17th Centuries. Rebecca, daughter of Guillan and Rebecca Hennic, was christened on September 7th 1600, at Threadneedle Street French Huguenot Church, London. Other early recordings include: Elie Henocq, who was christened also at the French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Street, on November 16th 1624; Marie Henocq, born in 1636, at Coulogue, Pas-de-Calais, and who in 1657 married Abraham Ugille, at Guines, Pas-de-Calais, France. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Enoc, a charter witness, which was dated 1216, in the "Medieval Records of Wiltshire", during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • ENOCH — (Heb. חֲנוֹךְ). (1) Son of Cain, father of Irad. The world s first city was named after Enoch (Gen. 4:17f.). It has been suggested that the writer is punning on the root ḥnk, to found, initiate. (2) Son of Jared, father of Methuselah, seventh… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Enoch — (from Hebrew: חֲנוֹךְ, Modern H̱anokh Tiberian Ḥănôḵ; Greek: Ενώχ, Enōkh; Arabic Name: إينوخ muslim usage; أخنوخ in Arab Christian usage) initiated, dedicated, disciplined ) is a Hebrew name. It may refer to: Contents …   Wikipedia

  • Enoch — ist ein männlicher Vorname. Herkunft und Bedeutung Zwei Personen im Tanach tragen diesen Namen, der bekanntere davon ist der Patriarch Henoch. Namensträger Enoch von Ascoli (um 1400–um 1457), humanistischer Lehrer und Handschriftensucher Enoch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Enoch — Enoch, UT U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 3467 Housing Units (2000): 1029 Land area (2000): 3.310913 sq. miles (8.575224 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.310913 sq. miles (8.575224 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Enoch, UT — U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 3467 Housing Units (2000): 1029 Land area (2000): 3.310913 sq. miles (8.575224 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.310913 sq. miles (8.575224 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Enoch — m Biblical: name (possibly meaning ‘experienced’ in Hebrew) of the son of Cain (Genesis 4: 16–22) and father of Methuselah (Genesis 5: 18 24). The latter is said to have lived for 365 years and the apocryphal ‘Books of Enoch’ are attributed to… …   First names dictionary

  • énoch — ou Hénoch personnage biblique, père de Mathusalem. Livre d énoch: livre apocryphe de l Ancien Testament; sorte d Apocalypse en plusieurs ouvrages des IIe et Ier s. av. J. C …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Enoch — masc. proper name, in O.T. eldest son of Cain, father of Methuselah, from L. Enoch, from Gk. Enokh, from Heb. Hanokh, lit. dedicated, consecrated, from hanakh he dedicated, whence also HANUKKAH (Cf. Hanukkah) …   Etymology dictionary

  • enoch — enoch; enoch·ic; …   English syllables

  • Enoch — [ē′näk΄, ē′nək] n. [Gr Enōch < Heb chanoch, lit., dedicated] 1. a masculine name 2. Bible a) the eldest son of Cain: Gen. 4:17 b) the father of Methuselah: Gen. 5:21 …   English World dictionary

  • Enoch — Enoch, so v.w. Henoch …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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