Andicotte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Andicotte has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived as dwellers at the end cottage. The surname Andicotte originally derived from the Old English words Ende and Cot. 
Early Origins of the Andicotte family
The surname Andicotte was first found in Devon "at Endicott in Cadbury, "  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.’ " 
Early History of the Andicotte family
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Andicotte Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Andicotte have been found, including Endacott, Endecott, Endicott and others.
Early Notables of the Andicotte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Andicotte family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Andicotte, or a variant listed above: John and Anne Endicott who settled in Massachusetts and became Governor of Massachusetts in 1628.