Meaning and Origin of Walcott - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Walcott

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Old cottage

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Boy name origins & meanings:

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

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • 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.