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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.

Bickett Early Origins



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

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Bickett Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bickett Early History


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Bickett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bickett research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1746, 1650, 1703 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Bickett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bickett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bickett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 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.

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Bickett In Ireland


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Bickett In Ireland



Some of the Bickett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 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 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • Edwin Bickett, aged 15, who settled in America, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bickett (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Bickett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bickett 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 May 2015 at 06:20.

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