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The Woollescot 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.

Woollescot Early Origins



The surname Woollescot 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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Woollescot Spelling Variations


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Woollescot Spelling Variations



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

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Woollescot Early History


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Woollescot Early History



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

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Woollescot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Woollescot Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Woollescot 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 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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. 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 Woollescot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Woollescot 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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