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Wolcott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Wolcott surname is a habitational name derived from the place name Woolcot in Somerset, which in turn is thought to come from the Middle English words "wolle," meaning "spring," and "cot" meaning a cottage or shelter.

Early Origins of the Wolcott family


The surname Wolcott was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Wolcott family


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Wolcott Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Woolcott, Woolacott, Wolcott, Wolcotte, Woolcotte and others.

Early Notables of the Wolcott family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wolcott family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wolcott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Wolcott, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1628 [1]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)
  • Henry Wolcott, who arrived in Nantasket Massachusetts with seven relatives in 1630
  • Henry Wolcott, who arrived in Windsor, Connecticut from Tolland, Somerset, in 1630
  • John Wolcott, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]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)

Wolcott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Wolcott, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1781

Wolcott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S R Wolcott, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]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)
  • U Wolcott, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]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)
  • G W Wolcott, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 [1]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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wolcott (post 1700)


  • Thomas W. Wolcott, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948
  • Theodore Wolcott, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oregon 1st District, 1948
  • Sharon Wolcott, American politician, Mayor of Surprise, Arizona, 2013
  • Robert A. Wolcott, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Owego, New York, 1960-81 (acting, 1960)
  • Roger Wolcott (1847-1900), American Republican politician, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1893-97; Governor of Massachusetts, 1896-1900
  • Reed M. Wolcott, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Paul Wolcott, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 49th District, 1978
  • Oliver Wolcott Jr. (1760-1833), American politician, Delegate to Connecticut State Constitutional Convention, 1818. Accused, by political adversaries in 1800, of setting fire to the State Department
  • Oliver Wolcott Sr. (1726-1797), American politician, Delegate to Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1775-78, 1780-84; Member of Connecticut council of assistants, 1776-85; Signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1786-96; Governor of Connecticut, 1796-97
  • L. J. Wolcott (b. 1849), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Albion, Michigan, 1887; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Calhoun County 1st District; Elected 1910; Defeated, 1918
  • ... (Another 27 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)

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