Bickett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Bickett begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Cheshire, where they held a family seat near Birkenhead at the estuary of the River Birket. It is from the name of the river that their name is derived.

Early Origins of the Bickett family

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

Important Dates for the Bickett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bickett research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1746, 1650, 1703, 1700, 1838 and 1908 are included under the topic Early Bickett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bickett Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bickett has undergone many spelling variations, including Birket, Birkett, Bircket, Burkett, Birckett, Burket, Burkert and many more.

Early Notables of the Bickett family (pre 1700)

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bickett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bickett family to Ireland

Some of the Bickett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bickett migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bickett were among those contributors:

Bickett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wm. Bickett, aged 38, who settled in America from London, in 1897
Bickett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Maggie Bickett, aged 19, who landed in America from Stevenston, Scotland, in 1909
  • Richard Bickett, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • Edwin Bickett, aged 15, who settled in America, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Bickett (post 1700)

  • Thomas Walter Bickett (1869-1921), American politician, 54th Governor of North Carolina from 1917 to 1921
  • Duane Clair Bickett (b. 1962), former American NFL football linebacker

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