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Wolcott Family History

Wolcott Name Meaning
English: habitational name for someone from Woolcot in Somerset, possibly so named from Middle English wolle ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’.

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

481,004 Historical Documents with Wolcott on Ancestry.com
41,572 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,151 Military Records
2,875 Immigration Records
36,142 Census and Voter Lists
391,264 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wolcott Families

  • Number of Wolcott families
     111 - 219
     38 - 110
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wolcott families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Wolcott last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wolcott census records

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Wolcott Family Origin

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Wolcott Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Wolcott

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Wolcott Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wolcott census records

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Wolcott Civil War Service Records

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