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The Woolcott 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.

Woolcott Early Origins



The surname Woolcott 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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Woolcott Spelling Variations


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Woolcott Spelling Variations



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

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Woolcott Early History


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Woolcott Early History



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

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Woolcott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woolcott Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Woolcott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Woolcott, who arrived in Maryland in 1649

Woolcott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Woolcott, who landed in America in 1764

Woolcott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Woolcott, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Francis Woolcott arrived in Philadelphia in 1852

Woolcott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woolcott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Woolcott (post 1700)



  • J.H Woolcott, American entrepreneur and businessman, co-founder of The Woolcott Milling Company, Harrisburg, Illinois in 1874
  • Richard "Wooly" Woolcott, American co-founder of Volcom, In c. a designer, marketer, and distributor of youth-oriented products in 1991
  • Roy Alfred Woolcott (b. 1946), former English professional footballer who played from 1968 to 1974
  • Peter Woolcott, Australian public servant, son of Richard Woolcott
  • Richard Arthur Woolcott AC (b. 1927), Australian retired diplomat, author and commentator, former Australian Ambassador to Indonesia and The Philippines, and High Commissioner to Malaysia, Ghana and Singapore

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Woolcott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woolcott 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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