English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Wolvercot

Major Settlement in the Parish of Wolvercot

Historical Forms

  • Vlfgarcote 1086 DB
  • Wlgaricote c.1130 OxonCh 1389 Os
  • Wlgarecot' 1240–1 Ass
  • Wulvercot c.1185 CartAntiq
  • Wulgaricot c.1185 CartAntiq
  • Wulgarecot 1231 Cl
  • Wolgarcote c.1220–30 Frid c.1425 Frid 1358 c.1425
  • Wulgoricot 1232 Cl
  • Wlgorescote 1233 FF
  • Volgacote c.1250–60 Frid c.1425
  • Wolgericote 1268–81 Eynsh 1285 Ass
  • Woxercote 1285 Ass
  • Wolgercot(e) 1285 Ass
  • Wolgaricote 1285 Ass 1339 Cl
  • Wollvercote, Woolvercote 1675 Ogilby
  • Woolvercot 1761 Rocque 1822 O.S.

Etymology

'Wulfgār 's cottage,' v. cot(e). There was probably a connective ing in the original form.