name. It comes from when a family lived as dwellers at the end cottage.The surname Entecott originally derived from the Old English words
from very early times.
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Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Entecott were recorded, including Endacott, Endecott, Endicott and others.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Entecott family emigrate to North America: John and Anne Endicott who settled in Massachusetts and became Governor of Massachusetts in 1628.