Dorricot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient roots of the Dorricot family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Dorricot comes from when the family lived in one of many similarly-named places in England. Settlements called Draycott are in Derbyshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Worcestershire. Draycott Moor is in Berkshire, and Draycote is in Worcestershire. Draycott in the Clay and Draycott in the Moors are found in Staffordshire. Draycot Cerne, Draycot Fitz Payne, and Draycot Foliatt are all in Wiltshire. Thus, the surname Dorricot belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Dorricot family
The surname Dorricot was first found in Staffordshire at Draycot-in-the- Moors, a parish, in the union of Cheadle, S. division of the hundred of Totmonslow. "In the south side of the former chancel are a piscina and three sedilia, and a fine altar-tomb of the 16th century, with recumbent effigies, and small sculptured statues on the sides; and in the other chancel or chantry, are five altar-tombs, the earliest that of a Knight Templar. The church also contains some fine old monuments of the Draycot family. Painsley Hall, in the parish, was a place of some note in the civil wars; it was the manor-house of the Draycot family, and parts of the old building are still remaining: the present occupant, a few years since, filled up the moat by which it was surrounded." 
Early History of the Dorricot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorricot research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1571, 1560, 1571, 1510 and 1572 are included under the topic Early Dorricot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dorricot Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Dorricot has appeared include Draycott, Draycote, Dracot, Dracott and others.
Early Notables of the Dorricot family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Phillips Draycote of Draycote, Staffordshire; and Anthony Draycot (d. 1571 ), born at Draycott-in-the-Moors, Staffordshire, an English Roman Catholic churchman and lawyer who condemned numerous...
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Migration of the Dorricot family to Ireland
Some of the Dorricot family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dorricot family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dorricot arrived in North America very early: Thomas Draycott settled in Pennsylvania in 1797.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.