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Birkitt is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having 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.

Birkitt Early Origins



The surname Birkitt 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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Birkitt Spelling Variations


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Birkitt Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Birkitt family name include Birket, Birkett, Bircket, Burkett, Birckett, Burket, Burkert and many more.

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Birkitt Early History


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Birkitt Early History



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

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Birkitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birkitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Birkitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birkitt In Ireland


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Birkitt In Ireland



Some of the Birkitt 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Birkitt surname or a spelling variation of the name include: David Birket who arrived in New York State in 1803; John Birkett settled in Virginia in 1650; Samuel Birkett settled in New England in 1750; Joe Burkett settled in Barbados in 1635.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Birkitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Birkitt (post 1700)



  • John Birkitt, American two-time Primetime Emmy nominated producer, known for Dancing with the Stars (2005), Flavor of Love (2006) and The Marriage Ref (2010)
  • Stephanie Anne Birkitt (b. 1975), American former assistant to David Letterman on Late Show with David Letterman, and also known for Entertainment Tonight (1981) and Criminal Minds (2005)

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Birkitt Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Birkitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birkitt 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 14 March 2016 at 09:00.

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