culture. Their name comes from having lived in
near Birkenhead at the estuary of the River Birket. It is from the name of the river that their name is derived.
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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.
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.