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Wolcott Name Meaning

English (Devon and Surrey): habitational name from Wollacott in Thrushelton (Devon) named from the Old English personal name Wulfnōth + cot ‘cottage hut shelter’. This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wilcott, Walcott, Talcott, Chilcott, Alcott, Wonnacott, Welcome

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Where is the Wolcott family from?

You can see how Wolcott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolcott family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wolcott families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 76 Wolcott families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Wolcott's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wolcott families in 1840.
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What did your Wolcott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wolcott. 10% of Wolcott men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Wolcott women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolcott were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Wolcott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolcott census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wolcott. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Wolcott. For the veterans among your Wolcott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolcott lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wolcott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Wolcott in 1949 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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