First name origins & meanings:
- English: Lives in the Welshman's cottage
- English: Wolf's home
- Teutonic: Wolf strife
First name variations: Wallcot, Wallcott, Walcott, Wolf, Wolfe, Wolfie, Woolsey, Wolfgang
Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
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