Meaning and Origin of: Walcott

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Old cottage
  • Old English : Old cottage
  • English : Lives in the Welshman's cottage

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of several places called Walcott, Walcot, or Walcote, for example in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire, all named in Old English with w(e)alh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, ‘Welsh’, genitive plural wala (see Wallace) + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’, i.e. ‘the cottage where the (Welsh-speaking) Britons lived’.
  • This surname was in MA from an early date. William Walcott emigrated from England to Salem, MA, in 1637; John Wolcott (1632–1690) is recorded in Springfield, MA.