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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 [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)

Woolcock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

Woolcock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hopson Woolcock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  • Elizabeth Woolcock, aged 28, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "WILLIAM MONEY" 1848-49. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WmMoney.htm
  • John Woolcock, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.
  • Richard Woolcock, aged 31, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.
  • John Woolcock, aged 12, a miner, who 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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Durham" in 1873
  • Richard S. Woolcock, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • John Woolcock, aged 34, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Eliza J. Woolcock, aged 30, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • William Henry Woolcock, aged 9, who 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



  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "WILLIAM MONEY" 1848-49. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WmMoney.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. 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.
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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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