Andacot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Andacot comes from when the family resided as dwellers at the end cottage. The surname Andacot originally derived from the Old English words Ende and Cot. [1]

Early Origins of the Andacot family

The surname Andacot was first found in Devon "at Endicott in Cadbury, " [1] but, unfortunately we cannot locate this place today. Records of the family is the early years are scarce, but the Devon Lay Subsidy Rolls of 1327 do mention Johannes de Ynndecote, and this may be the first record of the family.

Without a doubt, the most important member of the family was John Endecott (1588?-1665), Governor of New England. He was "supposed to have been born at Dorchester, Dorsetshire, in or about 1588, but nothing is known of his early life. On 19 March 1628 he joined with five other ‘religious persons’ in purchasing a patent of the territory of Massachusetts Bay from ‘the corporation styled the council established at Plymouth in the county of Devon for the planting, ruling, and governing of New England in America.’ " [2]

Early History of the Andacot family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Andacot research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1300, 1601, 1664, 1629 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Andacot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Andacot Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Andacot include Endacott, Endecott, Endicott and others.

Early Notables of the Andacot family (pre 1700)

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Andacot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Andacot family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John and Anne Endicott who settled in Massachusetts and became Governor of Massachusetts in 1628.



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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