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Where did the Scottish Becky family come from? What is the Scottish Becky family crest and coat of arms? When did the Becky family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Becky family history?An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Becky. It is a name for someone who lived in the county of Angus at the old manor of Baike.
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Becky include Backie, Baikie, Bakey, Baikey, Baky, Baickie and others.
First found in Angus, where they held a family seat from very ancient times as Lords of the manor of Baikie. However, by the 14th century this family appears to have moved north to the Orkneys where they became a prominent family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Becky research. Another 136 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Becky History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Becky Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Becky: Lennard Baickie who landed in America in 1712.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Commodum non damnum
Motto Translation: A convenience not an injury.
The Becky Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Becky Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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