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Walcott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Walcott family


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.

Early History of the Walcott family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Walcott family (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.

Migration of the Walcott family to the New World and Oceana


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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Capt. Jonathon Walcott, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1645

Walcott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Walcott, who landed in Jamaica in 1769 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Walcott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Walcott, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1825

Contemporary Notables of the name Walcott (post 1700)


  • Derek Walcott OCC (1930-2017), West Indian poet, won the Nobel Prize in literature 1992 and the T. S. Eliot Prize in 2011
  • 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
  • Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927), eminent American invertebrate paleontologist
  • Roger Walcott, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Nathaniel A. Walcott, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1936 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John B. Walcott, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1864 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frederic Collin Walcott (1869-1949), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate, 1925-27; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1929-35; Defeated, 1934 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Erwin H. Walcott, American politician, Honorary Consul for Japan in Boston, Massachusetts, 1908 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Clyde Walcott (b. 1926), West Indian cricket player

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Citations


  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.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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