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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Crocket is the Gaelic personal name Mac Riociard, which means son of Richard. The Gaelic name is derived from the Germanic words, ric and hard, which mean power, and hardy or brave. Patronyms belong to the category of surnames known as hereditary surnames, and were generally adopted by the son of the bearer of the personal name. In other cases, they were taken from notable religious and secular figures. Members of this family settled in Lanarkshire, Scotland, since before the Norman invasion of 1066.

Crocket Early Origins



The surname Crocket was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Crocket Spelling Variations


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Crocket Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Crocket has appeared as Crocket, Crockett and others.

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Crocket Early History


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Crocket Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crocket research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1 of, 1588 and 1929 are included under the topic Early Crocket History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Crocket Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Crocket Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crocket Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Crocket were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

Crocket Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Crocket settled in South Carolina in 1716
  • Robert Crocket settled in Virginia in 1740
  • Robert Crocket, who arrived in Virginia in 1740
  • Henry Crocket who settled in Maryland in 1775

Crocket Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Crocket, who landed in Maryland in 1809
  • George Crocket, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Samuel Crocket, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Robert Crocket, aged 27, arrived in Tennessee in 1812
  • James Crocket, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Crocket Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James and John Crocket settled in Saint John Island in 1775

Crocket Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Crocket arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Crocket (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Crocket (post 1700)



  • Robert L. Crocket, American politician, Mayor of Oneida, New York, 1916

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Tak tent
Motto Translation: Take heed.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  11. ...

The Crocket Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crocket 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 17 November 2015 at 11:07.

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