The following is an excerpt from a genealogy/history compiled in 1901. I have no further information as to the sources the auther used in making the determination about the French Orcote, ect.,and have no clues as to how he came to this opinion, other than I do know he spent time in England and made extensive searches through the parish records in and near Fillongley, Warwickshire.The items I have seen in connection to the early origins of the Aucotts on this message board ALL seem so good. I am interested in hearing more!! Joel Thomas Orcutt.
Edsons In England And America and Genealogy of the Edsons By Jarvis Bonesteel Edson Of the City of New York
page 89-90 "Samuel Edson, furthermore, saw that his determination to become a colonist of Massachusetts bay would permit his immediate marriage to Susannah Orcutt, with whom he had plighted troth before he had given any thought to his going to New England. The Orcutt family, as the Edson, had long been seated in Warwickshire. The surname appears to be an etymological modification of the French compound, ORCOTE, which in England became corrupted into ALCOTT, ORCUTT, AUCOTT, and HOWCOTE. Although many descendants of this long known and highly respected family still reside in several of the parishes adjoining the parish of Fillongley, ...."
Quoted exactly as appears in the book, except for the capitalization of the "Orcote" variant names.