Hunnicott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hunnicott reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Hunnicott family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hunnicott family lived in Somerset, at the manor of Hunecote or Hunnecota, from where they took their name.

Early Origins of the Hunnicott family

The surname Hunnicott was first found in Somerset where conjecturally they are descended from William, a Norman noble who was a subtenant of Roger de Courseulles, and was Lord of the manor of Hunecote or Hunnecota, and was recorded in the Domesday Book taken in the year 1086, and the manor is recorded as being "two nuns, as a royal grant."

The township of Huncoat in Lancashire also derived its name from the ancient family. "This was a royal manor in the reign of the Confessor, who, in the great survey, is recorded to have held two carucates in 'Hunnicott.' James de Huncote, and John his son, occur in the reign of Edward I.; the Hall was occupied by this family." [1]

Early History of the Hunnicott family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hunnicott research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hunnicott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hunnicott Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hunnicott family name include Honycott, Hunnicott, Huncote, Honicote, Honeycott, Honeycutt, Hunnicot and many more.

Early Notables of the Hunnicott family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hunnicott family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Hunnicott family to immigrate North America: William Huncote settled in Virginia in 1635.



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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