Talchot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Talchot came to England with the ancestors of the Talchot family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Talchot family lived as a "dweller in front of, or opposite, the cottage, or in the cottage in the dale." [1]

Early Origins of the Talchot family

The surname Talchot was first found in Lancashire at Tulket(h), on the Ribble near Preston. [2] Tulketh Priory was a priory in Ashton-on-Ribble, Lancashire. The priory was the home of a group of Cistercian monks from Savigny Abbey in Normandy until they moved to Furness Abbey in 1127. Tulketh Hall was later built on the site of the priory.

Alternatively the name could have originated at Holecote, Ullcote, Northamptonshire where "Philip de Ulecot and Hugh de Bailiol, in 1216, sided with King John against his brother Richard." [2]

A very rare name that is predominately found in the United States today, people with the name "Talkatt, Tallcot, Taylcote, Taylcott, were living at Braintree, Essex, in 1623. [2]

Sebastian Visscher Talcott (1812-?) wrote a book entitled "Talcott pedigree in England and America from 1558 to 1876." published in 1876 and is currently held by the Library of Congress CS71.T142.) John Phythian Tylecote wrote a book "How American Talcott and English Tylecote & Tylcoat families are the same" in 1998.

Early History of the Talchot family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Talchot research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1083, 1669, 1741, 1724, 1741, 1693 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Talchot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Talchot Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Talcott, Talcot, Tallcott, Tallcot and others.

Early Notables of the Talchot family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Lieutenant-Colonel John Wakeman Talcott; and his son, Joseph Talcott (1669-1741), American politician, the 27th Governor of the Connecticut Colony from 1724 until his death in 1741. Joseph...
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Migration of the Talchot family

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Talchot or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.


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