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Wilcott Family History

Wilcott Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Wilcott in Shropshire, which is probably from an unattested Old English personal name Wifela + Old English cot ‘cottage’, or Wilcot in Wiltshire, which is named in Old English as Wilcotum ‘cottages by the spring’. KH.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

14,305 Historical Documents with Wilcott on Ancestry.com
3,661 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
310 Military Records
255 Immigration Records
3,548 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Wilcott Families

  • Number of Wilcott families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wilcott families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wilcott last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wilcott census records

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Wilcott Family Origin

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Wilcott Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Wilcott

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Wilcott Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wilcott census records

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Wilcott Civil War Service Records

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