There are lots of places in Devon ending in -cott. I believe it is more
common in the South West of England but is found elsewhere in Great Britain.
There was a practice of selecting place names as family names and these
types of family names are referred to as toponyms.
In Old English a Cott was a cottage or small building. Hamlets or parishes
will have grown up around some of them.
From a Google of the Genuki/Devon site there are references to a
near Combe Martin and a Collacott at Fremington. I couldn't find a
but there is a Honeycott in Sampford Courtney.
Perhaps a full Google will reveal more places.
Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
Among my 2 dozen identified Devon ancestral surnames, I
three ending in 'cott' - Bussacott (or Buzzacott), Collacott and Honecott.
Is this ending peculiar to Devon and does it have a specific
meaning? If so, what would it be please?
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