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.
Early Origins of the Becky family
The surname Becky was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, 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.
Early History of the Becky family
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Becky Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Becky family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Becky family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Becky (post 1700)
- Becky Cosford (b. 1986), Canadian silver medalist pair skater at the 2007 Ondrej Nepela Memorial
- Becky Hogge (b. 1979), British music and technology writer
- Becky Hennon, American actress, known for Little Parents, First Baby (2009), Little Parents, Big Pregnancy and Our Little Life (2010)
- Becky Hobbs (b. 1950), American country music singer, songwriter and pianist
- Becky Wahlstrom (b. 1975), American actress, known for her roles in Joan of Arcadia (2003), The Opposite of Sex (1998) and Sorority (1999)
- Becky Kellar (b. 1975), Canadian seven-time gold and four-time silver medalist women's ice hockey player
- Becky Jago (b. 1976), born Rebecca Gunton, a British television news presenter
- Becky Hindley, English television, stage and radio actress
- Becky Iverson (b. 1967), American professional golfer
- Becky Muncy, American award-winning musician and an elementary school music teacher
The Becky Motto
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.