Meaning and Origin of: Wolcott

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Lives in the Welshman's cottage
  • English : Wolf's home
  • Teutonic : Wolf strife

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name for someone from Woolcot in Somerset, possibly so named from Middle English wolle ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’.
  • Henry Wolcott (1578–1655), clothier, came from Tolland, Somerset, England, and settled in Windsor, CT, in 1636. His grandson Roger (1679–1767) was colonial governor of CT; his great-grandson Oliver (1726–1797) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.