The surname "Aucott" is a location name and comes from a "literal translation" of the Old English Words "eald" and "cote"which means "dweller at the old cottage". Variations on the name include Alcott, Allcott, Allcoat and Aucutt.
Persons with the name Alcock and Alcockeare known to have changed the spellingto one of the above although the original name may have had different origins.
The name may have roots in de Allecote - One Philip de Allecote was listed in the Hundred Rolls , county of Salop (England - old) in the year 1255.
In Worchester in 1275 a Thomas de Aldecote was listed in the sudsidy rolls.
Source: Historical Research Centers 19672 Stevens Creek Blvd. Ste 131 Cupertino, Ca. 95014 (1993)