Walcutt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Walcutt came to England with the ancestors of the Walcutt family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Walcutt 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] There are three places named Walcott in Britain, specifically in Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Worcestershire.

Early Origins of the Walcutt family

The surname Walcutt 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] "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]

Early History of the Walcutt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walcutt research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1066, 1402, 1586, 1650, 1629, 1685, 1586, 1650, 1625 and 1631 are included under the topic Early Walcutt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Walcutt 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 Walcot, Walcoke, Wallcott, Wallcot, Walcott and others.

Early Notables of the Walcutt family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Roger Walcot of Lydbury; Humphrey Walcot (1586-1650); and his son, Sir Thomas Walcot SL (1629-1685), a British judge and politician. He was "the scion of an ancient Shropshire family, was the second son of Humphrey Walcot (1586-1650), who...
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Migration of the Walcutt 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 Walcutt or a variant listed above: Capt. Jonathon Walcott settled in Boston, Mass in 1645; his descendent was Arthur Stuart Walcott of New York; James Walcott settled in Pennsylvania in 1825.

Contemporary Notables of the name Walcutt (post 1700) +

  • John Walcutt, American Catalonian International Film Festival Best Actor winning actor
  • Charles Carroll Walcutt (1838-1898), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1868; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 7th Ohio District, 1868-83; Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1883-86 [4]

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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