Woollacott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Woollacott 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.

Early Origins of the Woollacott family

The surname Woollacott was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Woollacott family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woollacott research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1679, 1767, 1751 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Woollacott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Woollacott Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Woollacott family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Woollacott family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Wolcott arrived in Nantasket Massachusetts with seven relatives in 1630; Francis Woolcott arrived in Philadelphia in 1852; Thomas Wolcott arrived in Philadelphia in 1781.


Contemporary Notables of the name Woollacott (post 1700) +

  • Richard Woollacott (1977-2018), British horse trainer; he trained 60 winners from his stables at South Molton in Devon


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