Ednacot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The history of the Ednacot family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living as dwellers at the end cottage. The surname Ednacot originally derived from the Old English words Ende and Cot. 
Early Origins of the Ednacot family
The surname Ednacot was first found in Devon "at Endicott in Cadbury, "  but, unfortunately we cannot locate this place today. Records of the family is the early years are scarce, but the Devon Lay Subsidy Rolls of 1327 do mention Johannes de Ynndecote, and this may be the first record of the family.
Without a doubt, the most important member of the family was John Endecott (1588?-1665), Governor of New England. He was "supposed to have been born at Dorchester, Dorsetshire, in or about 1588, but nothing is known of his early life. On 19 March 1628 he joined with five other ‘religious persons’ in purchasing a patent of the territory of Massachusetts Bay from ‘the corporation styled the council established at Plymouth in the county of Devon for the planting, ruling, and governing of New England in America.’ " 
Early History of the Ednacot family
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Ednacot Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ednacot include Endacott, Endecott, Endicott and others.
Early Notables of the Ednacot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ednacot family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ednacot or a variant listed above: John and Anne Endicott who settled in Massachusetts and became Governor of Massachusetts in 1628.