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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsWalcutt, Walcot, Walcoke, Wallcott, Wallcot

Meaning & History

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 wealh "foreigner Briton serf" (genitive plural wala) and cot "cottage hut shelter" (plural cotu) meaning "the cottage where the (Welsh-speaking) Britons lived".
Added 6/10/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 4/30/2024 by Mike C