Dorricott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dorricott name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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 Dorricott 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 Dorricott family

The surname Dorricott 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." [1]

Important Dates for the Dorricott family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorricott research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1571, 1560, 1571, 1510 and 1572 are included under the topic Early Dorricott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dorricott Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Dorricott has undergone many spelling variations, including Draycott, Draycote, Dracot, Dracott and others.

Early Notables of the Dorricott 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...
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Migration of the Dorricott family to Ireland

Some of the Dorricott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dorricott migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Dorricott Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Dorricott, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
  • Elizabeth Dorricott, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
  • Annie Dorricott, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
  • Abraham Dorricott, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Ruth Dorricott, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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