Experts believe the surname Westcott dates back to around the eighth century. This was a regular term during the Anglo-Saxon period in Northern England, but now the surname is fairly widespread.
Westcott is the 1831st most popular surname in the world. World wide there are approximately 67563 people with this last name. The county of Leicestershire in the UK holds the greatest density of people with the surname Westcott. It is noted that a late eighteenth century Westcott could out drink a Tiger. A tarnished history is evident, particularly around the winter of 1908 when James Westcott stole a barrel of ale and was sentenced to prison. 32