Brockett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The history of the name Brockett begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a young, headstrong person. The surname Brockett 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 Brockett family
The surname Brockett 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.
Early History of the Brockett family
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Brockett Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Brockett are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Brockett include: Bocket, Brockett, Brockhead and others.
Early Notables of the Brockett family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Brockett is the 13,572nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Brockett family to Ireland
Some of the Brockett 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.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Brockett or a variant listed above:
Brockett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Brockett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century