Wallcoke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Wallcoke is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Wallcoke family lived in Shropshire, at the village of Walcot. a parish, in the union of Bath, partly within the city of Bath, and partly in the hundred of Bath-Forum, E. division of Somerset. [1] There are three places named Walcott in Britain, specifically in Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Worcestershire.

Early Origins of the Wallcoke family

The surname Wallcoke was first found in Shropshire, at Walcot, a small village which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 and literally means "cottage(s) of the Britons." [2] "The name is derived from Walcot in the parish of Lydbury, which was held under the Bishop of Hereford by Roger de Walcot in 1255. He was the ancestor of the present family." [3]

Important Dates for the Wallcoke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wallcoke research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1066, 1402, 1586, 1650, 1629, 1685, 1586, 1650, 1625 and 1631 are included under the topic Early Wallcoke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wallcoke Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Walcot, Walcoke, Wallcott, Wallcot, Walcott and others.

Early Notables of the Wallcoke family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Roger Walcot of Lydbury; Humphrey Walcot (1586-1650); and his son, Sir Thomas Walcot SL (1629-1685), a British judge and politician. He was "the scion of an ancient Shropshire family, was the second son of Humphrey Walcot (1586-1650), who...
Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wallcoke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Wallcoke family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Wallcoke or a variant listed above were: Capt. Jonathon Walcott settled in Boston, Mass in 1645; his descendent was Arthur Stuart Walcott of New York; James Walcott settled in Pennsylvania in 1825.

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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