Show ContentsDraycott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Draycott surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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 Draycott 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 Draycott family

The surname Draycott 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]

Early History of the Draycott family

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Draycott Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Draycott include Draycott, Draycote, Dracot, Dracott and others.

Early Notables of the Draycott family

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Ireland Migration of the Draycott family to Ireland

Some of the Draycott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Draycott migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Draycott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Draycott, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1797

Australia Draycott migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Draycott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edmund Draycott, (Anderson), (b. 1818), aged 23, English labourer who was convicted in Leicestershire, England for 10 years for theft, transported aboard the "David Clarke" on 3rd June 1841, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1871 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Draycott (post 1700) +

  • Mark Draycott (b. 1985), English-born, Irish footballer
  • William Levi "Billy" Draycott (b. 1869), English footballer who played from 1890 to 1901
  • Douglas Draycott, Judge of Shrewsbury
  • Gerald Arthur Draycott, Judge of the Crown Court
  • Jane Draycott (b. 1954), English poet from London

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 3rd June 2021). Retrieved from on Facebook