England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Walcot family lived in Shropshire, at the village of Walcot. a parish, in the union of Bath, partly within the city of Bath, and partly in the hundred of Bath-Forum, E. division of Somerset. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. There are three places named Walcott in Britain, specifically in Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Worcestershire.
Early Origins of the Walcot family
Shropshire, at Walcot, a small village which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 and literally means "cottage(s) of the Britons." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) "The name is derived from Walcot in the parish of Lydbury, which was held under the Bishop of Hereford by Roger de Walcot in 1255. He was the ancestor of the present family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Walcot family
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Walcot Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Walcot family name include Walcot, Walcoke, Wallcott, Wallcot, Walcott and others.
Early Notables of the Walcot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Walcot family to the New World and Oceana
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 Walcot family to immigrate North America:
Walcot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Walcot Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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