name Dracot comes from the family having resided in one of many similarly-named places in England
. Settlements called Draycott are in Derbyshire
, 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 Dracot 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 Dracot family
The surname Dracot 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Dracot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dracot research.Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1571, 1560, 1571, 1510 and 1572 are included under the topic Early Dracot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dracot Spelling Variations
Dracot has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Draycott, Draycote, Dracot, Dracott and others.
Early Notables of the Dracot 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... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dracot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dracot family to Ireland
Some of the Dracot family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dracot family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Dracots to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Draycott settled in Pennsylvania in 1797.