Burkette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Burkette name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from 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.
Early Origins of the Burkette family
The surname Burkette was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Burkette family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burkette 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 Burkette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burkette 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 Burkette has undergone many spelling variations, including Birket, Birkett, Bircket, Burkett, Birckett, Burket, Burkert and many more.
Early Notables of the Burkette family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burkette family to Ireland
Some of the Burkette family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Burkette family
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 Burkette were among those contributors: 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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