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Woollcott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Woollcott 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 Woollcott family


The surname Woollcott 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 Woollcott family


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Woollcott Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Woollcott family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Woollcott family to the New World and Oceana


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 Woollcott (post 1700)


  • Alexander Humphreys Woollcott (1887-1943), American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine, inspiration for Sheridan Whiteside, the main character in The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939)

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