Calcott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Calcott come from when the family resided in Caldecot, which was the name of parishes found in Peterborough and Worcestershire. The name was originally derived from the Old English word ceald-cote and literally meant the dweller at the cold-huts. 
Early Origins of the Calcott family
The surname Calcott was first found in various places named Caldecote or Caldecott throughout Britain including Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire.
No fewer than five of them are listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Caldecote, Cambridgeshire; Caldecota, Hertfordshire; Caldecote, Warwickshire; Caldecote, Leicestershire; and Caldecote, Northamptonshire. Williamscott or Willscott in Oxfordshire was home to the family too.
"Walter Calcott, in 1575, endowed a free school here with £13 per annum payable out of his manor of Williamscott, for 40 boys chosen by lot from the villages around."  The hamlet was also made famous as the site that Charles I. slept a night or two prior to the battle of Cropredy-Bridge.
Early History of the Calcott family
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Calcott Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Calcott has been recorded under many different variations, including Caldecot, Caldecott, Caldecotte and others.
Early Notables of the Calcott family (pre 1700)
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Calcott migration to the United States +
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Calcott or a variant listed above:
Calcott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Elizabeth Calcott who settled in Virginia in 1651
- Elizabeth Calcott, who arrived in Virginia in 1651 
Calcott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mary Calcott, who landed in Virginia in 1702 
Contemporary Notables of the name Calcott (post 1700) +
- William Calcott, English rugby league player who plays for Halifax
- James Calcott (d. 1924), English chairman of Calcott, a small English motor vehicle manufacturer based in Coventry which produced around 2,500 vehicles; the company was acquired by the Singer automobile company in 1926 after his death
- Wellins Calcott (1756-1769), Welsh author, a native of Shropshire, the son of a member of the corporation of Shrewsbury 
- John Calcott St Quentin (1863-1869), notable New Zealand painter, designer and workers' advocate
- Captain Edward Calcott Pryce CBE (1885-1972), British Solicitor and Liberal Party politician
- Lieutenant-General Sir Jeremy Calcott Reilly KCB DSO (1934-2017), British Army officer, General Officer Commanding the 4th Armoured Division (1981–1983)
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The Calcott Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: In utrumque paratus
Motto Translation: Prepared for both.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 31 Oct. 2019