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The Woolcock 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.

Woolcock Early Origins



The surname Woolcock 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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Woolcock Spelling Variations


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Woolcock Spelling Variations



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

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Woolcock Early History


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Woolcock Early History



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

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Woolcock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woolcock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woolcock 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:

Woolcock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Woolcock, who landed in Maryland in 1664

Woolcock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel T Woolcock, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Thomas Woolcock, aged 24, landed in New York in 1812

Woolcock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hopson Woolcock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Elizabeth Woolcock, aged 28, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849
  • John Woolcock, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • Richard Woolcock, aged 31, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • John Woolcock, aged 12, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Australia"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Woolcock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Woolcock, aged 25, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Durham" in 1873
  • Richard S. Woolcock, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • John Woolcock, aged 34, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Eliza J. Woolcock, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • William Henry Woolcock, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Woolcock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woolcock (post 1700)



  • Iris Woolcock (d. 1980), American artist, photographer, realtor and adventuress
  • William James Uglow Woolcock (1878-1947), English politician, Member of Parliament for Hackney Central (1918-1922)
  • Waylon Woolcock (b. 1982), South African professional mountain biker
  • Tim Woolcock (b. 1952), British painter
  • Ann Woolcock (1937-2001), Australian respiratory scientist, one of the world's leading asthma experts, founding member and President of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
  • Elizabeth Woolcock (1848-1873), Australian criminal who is the only woman ever executed in South Australia for the murder of her husband Thomas Woolcock by mercury poisoning; she may have been a victim of domestic violence and suffered from battered spouse syndrome
  • Penny Woolcock (b. 1950), Argentine-born, British filmmaker, opera director, and screenwriter
  • Charles Woolcock (b. 1891), New Zealand politician, Member of Parliament for Grey Valley (1876-1879)
  • James Gilbert Woolcock (1874-1957), Australian company director, metallurgist, mining consultant, mining engineer and public servant
  • John Laskey Woolcock (1862-1929), Australian barrister and Supreme Court judge

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Woolcock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woolcock 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 08:23.

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