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.
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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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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
^ 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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