Wolcott Family History

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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

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

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Wolcott Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wolcott name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Wolcott Family Origin

Where is the Wolcott family from?

Wolcott Family Occupations

What did your Wolcott ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wolcott. The most common Wolcott occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wolcott's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wolcott family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Wolcott Historical Records

What Wolcott family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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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Draft Card

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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Wolcott Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wolcott

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wolcott 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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