Bocutt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Bocutt is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a young, headstrong person. The surname Bocutt is derived from the Old French words broque and brocke, which became the Old English words broket and brocket c. 1410. All of these words refer to a stag in its second year with its first set of horns. 
Early Origins of the Bocutt family
The surname Bocutt was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Bocutt family
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Bocutt 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 Bocutt were recorded, including Bocket, Brockett, Brockhead and others.
Early Notables of the Bocutt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bocutt family to Ireland
Some of the Bocutt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bocutt family
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 Bocutt family emigrate to North America: John Brocket settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; William Brockett settled in Virginia in the same year; John Brocket settled in Delaware in 1785.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bocutt (post 1700)
- Mark Bocutt, English assistant director, known for his work on Lifeline (1959)
Historic Events for the Bocutt family
- Mr. Alfred A Bocutt (b. 1918), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Taunton, Somerset, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking 
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm