Draycotte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Draycotte comes from when the family resided 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 Draycotte 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 Draycotte family
The surname Draycotte 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 Draycotte family
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Draycotte 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. Draycotte has been recorded under many different variations, including Draycott, Draycote, Dracot, Dracott and others.
Early Notables of the Draycotte 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 Draycotte family to Ireland
Some of the Draycotte family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Draycotte family
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 Draycotte or a variant listed above: Thomas Draycott settled in Pennsylvania in 1797.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.