Don't know where you live or much about the Paddock's, but if you read the various postings about the family name and history on this forum, you will spot the following:
“The Paddock Genealogy, Descendants of Robert Paddock of Plymouth Colony, Blacksmith and Constable”, by Robert Joseph Curfman, 1977, 266 pages, Ft. Collins, Colorado - published privately on the family of Robert Paddock, a French Huguenot (Protestant) blacksmith who lived in Ireland for a short time, and came to Massachusetts in the 1600's. Mr. Curfman's book is available from University Microfilms, Inc. 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. (313) 761-4700. The product code is AU00218. The price in 1993 was U$72.10 with paper cover, cloth cover U$6.00 more. This is a photocopy of the original book, whose print quality was not very good in the first place.
It is in several genealogical libaries, including the State Historical Society, 816 State St. Madison, WI 53709, also at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Available in Univ. of CA. library system (MELVYL): G1815. 4001939482. You can get a microfiche of it from State Library of PA, or xerox it at the Denver Public Library. It evidently can be purchased for U$72.00. NOTE: Please note there are errors in Curfman's book. A Paddock Bible from the 1700's shows DeWitt Paddock as the son of David Paddock, Jr., not Thomas, for example.
“The Hubbell-Conboy Report”, a collection of Paddock information typescript and on microfilm, from the Family History Library of Salt Lake.
“The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633,
Volume I”, by Robert Charles Anderson, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1995 - traces the PADDOCK name on arrival in the New World. This work also has write-ups on the Southworths and Colliers.
Milan Albert Paddock - email@example.com - wrote December 06, 1998: I have over 9350 entries in my database of the descendants of Robert Paddock of the Plymouth Colonies. I started by entering the data from the book "The Paddock Genealogy" by Robert Curfman and have been searching other genealogies and adding and/or correcting information. Please e-mail me for info.
Most of the families from England who have the surname Paddick/ock/uck are descended from Jean le Pedoc, who landed in Kent in 1374. His surname literally translated means "John the Frog". Padd*ck is not an Irish name; it migrated to Ireland from England either on one of the trade routes from Wales or West
England, or on one of the many occasions when England invaded Ireland. Remember that England had control over Ireland until very recently. Incidentally, "paddick" is also a Cornish word for a large jug.
The PADDOCK family line goes back to the 1300s to Northern France. Many have always assumed the family was Irish or English all the way back. The area where they originated was actually a part of the Spanish Netherlands at the time of their emigration to Ireland. Perhaps that had something to do with their leaving ? We have information (source not certain) tracing this family all the way back to Guillaume Padoque, b. ca 1300 in what is now northern France. They fled because of their Huguenot beliefs some time in the 16th century, to begin life anew in Dublin, Ireland. A son married an Irishwoman and eventually, after a brief stay in England, came to the States and became part of Plymouth Plantation. By this time the name had become Paddock. Some of the offspring of this marriage married into some of the families we read of in history. One married the daughter of John and Priscilla Alden. Another married into the Macy family of department store fame. From 1630, the family is quite traceable. The uncertain link is from France to Dublin. The ancestor to Paddocks in the US is Robert Paddock, a blacksmith of French descent in Ireland. It is interesting to note that many "English" ancestors were French Hugenots that lived in England for a short time, or sometimes for several generations before coming to North
John Paddock b 1560 in Ireland leads to the line of John, Robert, Zachariah I, Zachariah II, John, James, David, and Ebenezer.
John Paddock b. ca 1670 md Priscilla Hall, daughter of John Hall & Prescilla Bearse. John was a grandson of Robert Paddock of the Plymouth Colony.
Judah Paddock, son of Zacchariah, md Alice Alden, daughter of David Alden and granddaughter of John Alden of the “Mayflower”. This Paddock line of Judah, Alice and Zacchariah are buried in the Paddock Cemetery.