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Walcott Name Meaning

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’.

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


Similar surnames: Wilcott, Wolcott, Talcott, Calcote, Walworth, Walton, Alcott, Walcutt

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Walcott Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Walcott name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Walcott. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    31%

  • Benin/Togo

    18%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    14%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    10%

  • Ivory Coast/Ghana

    6%

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Walcott Family Origin

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Walcott Family Occupations

What did your Walcott ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Walcott occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Walcott's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Walcott family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walcott.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Walcott ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Walcott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Walcott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walcott census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Walcott. 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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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Walcott. For the veterans among your Walcott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walcott Life Expectancy

What is the average Walcott lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Walcott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Walcott in 1953 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walcott

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walcott ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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