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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.

Wolcott Early Origins



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.

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Wolcott Spelling Variations


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Wolcott Spelling Variations



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

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Wolcott Early History


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Wolcott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolcott research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1679, 1767, 1751 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Wolcott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wolcott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wolcott Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wolcott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Henry Wolcott arrived in Nantasket Massachusetts with seven relatives in 1630
  • Henry Wolcott arrived in Windsor, Connecticut from Tolland, Somerset, in 1630
  • John Wolcott, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635

Wolcott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Wolcott 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
  • U Wolcott, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • G W Wolcott, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolcott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wolcott (post 1700)



  • Oliver Wolcott Sr., (1726-1797), American brigadier general and later major general, son of colonial governor Roger Wolcott, signer of the American Declaration of Independence in 1776
  • Oliver Wolcott Jr. (1760-1833), American politician, United States Secretary of the Treasury (1795-1800), 24th Governor of Connecticut (1817-1827)
  • Marion Post Wolcott (1910-1990), born Marion Post, a noted American photographer for the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression
  • Fred Swift "F.S." Wolcott (1882-1967), American minstrel show proprietor and plantation owner, founder of the Original Rabbit's Foot Company (1912-1950), a traveling vaudeville show
  • Edward Oliver Wolcott (1848-1905), American politician, United States Senator from Colorado (1889-1901), Member of the Colorado Senate (1879-1882)
  • Roger Wolcott (1847-1900), American lawyer and politician, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (1897-1900), 36th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1893-1897)
  • Josiah O. Wolcott (1877-1938), American lawyer, politician and jurist, Chancellor of Delaware (1921-1938), United States Senator from Delaware (1917-1921)
  • Jesse P. Wolcott (1893-1969), American soldier and politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan, Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (1958-1964)
  • James Wolcott (b. 1952), American journalist, cultural critic for Vanity Fair and contributor to The New Yorker
  • Major Frank Wolcott (1840-1910), American officer in the Union Army, U.S. Marshal and later accused cattle rustler, leader of the Johnson County War
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Wolcott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wolcott 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 August 2016 at 08:25.

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