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Abeckett is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person with a prominent nose. The Old English word beke refers to the beak of a bird. More rarely, Abeckett may be a local type surname, referring to someone who lived beside a stream. The surname in this case is derived from the Northern Old English word bekke, which means stream and is derived from the Old Norse word bekkr. Also, Abeckett may be a local surname referring to settlements called Beckett in Berkshire and Devon. The Berkshire settlement takes its name from the Old English words beo, which means bee, and cot, which means cottage or shelter. The name of the Devon settlement has the Old English personal name Bicca, which is probably derived from becca, which means pickaxe or mattock, as its first element.

Abeckett Early Origins



The surname Abeckett was first found in Norfolk and Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Abeckett Spelling Variations


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Abeckett Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Abeckett were recorded, including Becket, Beckett, Beckete, Beckette and others.

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Abeckett Early History


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Abeckett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abeckett research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1653, 1719 and are included under the topic Early Abeckett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abeckett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Abeckett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Abeckett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Abeckett In Ireland


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Abeckett In Ireland



Some of the Abeckett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Abeckett family emigrate to North America: John Becket who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1683; was a shipwright and had a large family. Mary Becket settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1623.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Abeckett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Abeckett (post 1700)



  • William Arthur Callander Beckett (1833-1901), Australian barrister
  • Sir William Beckett (1806-1869), Australian chief justice
  • Thomas Turner Beckett (1808-1892), Australian lawyer and politician
  • Sir Thomas Beckett (1836-1919), Australian judge
  • Ada Mary Beckett (1872-1948), Australian educationist

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Citations



    Other References

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    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Abeckett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Abeckett 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2013 at 16:13.

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