from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hancock, Herbert Jeffrey Known as "Herbie.” Born 1940. American musician and composer of jazz and popular music. He is noted for his work with piano and electronic keyboard instruments.
- Hancock, John 1737-1793. American politician and Revolutionary leader. He was president of the Continental Congress (1775-1777) and the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Hancock later served nine terms as governor of Massachusetts (1780-1785 and 1787-1793).
- Hancock, Winfield Scott 1824-1886. American Civil War general who defeated Robert E. Lee and George Pickett in the Gettysburg Campaign (1863).
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- proper n. A patronymic surname.
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- n. American revolutionary patriot who was president of the Continental Congress; was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1793)
From Hann + cock as a medieval diminutive suffix. (Wiktionary)