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The name Walcott was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Walcott 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. [1]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.

Walcott Early Origins



The surname Walcott was first found in Shropshire, at Walcot, a small village which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 and literally means "cottage(s) of the Britons." [2]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." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Walcott Spelling Variations


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Walcott Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Walcott are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Walcott include Walcot, Walcoke, Wallcott, Wallcot, Walcott and others.

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Walcott Early History


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Walcott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walcott research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1066, 1402, 1586, 1650, 1629 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Walcott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walcott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Walcott Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Walcott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Walcott, or a variant listed above:

Walcott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Walcott, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1636
  • Capt. Jonathon Walcott settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1645

Walcott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Walcott, who landed in Jamaica in 1769

Walcott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Walcott settled in Pennsylvania in 1825

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Contemporary Notables of the name Walcott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Walcott (post 1700)



  • Gregory Walcott (1928-2015), born Bernard Mattox, an American television and film actor, best known for his role in the 1994 film Ed Wood and the cult classic Plan 9 from Outer Space from 1959
  • Roger Walcott, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956
  • Nathaniel A. Walcott, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1936
  • John B. Walcott, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1864
  • Frederic Collin Walcott (1869-1949), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate, 1925-27; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1929-35; Defeated, 1934
  • Erwin H. Walcott, American politician, Honorary Consul for Japan in Boston, Massachusetts, 1908
  • Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927), eminent American invertebrate paleontologist
  • Derek Walcott OCC (b. 1930), West Indian poet, won the Nobel Prize in literature 1992 and the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2011
  • Clyde Walcott (b. 1926), West Indian cricket player

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Walcott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walcott Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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