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Early Origins of the Duchete family

The surname Duchete was first found in Lincolnshire where Richard Duket was listed Henry III-Edward I in the Testa de Nevill, sive Liber Feodorum, temp. Henry III-Edward I. 1 The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Dulcia Duket with no county. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Adam Doket; Johannes Doket; and Willelmus Dokettii. 2

Sir Richard Duket (died 1245) was an English Crown official in England and Ireland. He was a judge, diplomat, King's Messenger, Sheriff and Royal Secretary.

"The Somersetshire Ducketts have their home in Weston-super- Mare. William Duckett, Esq., lived at Hartham, Wilts, in the reign of Charles II. The name of Duket occurred in Oxfordshire and in London in the 13th century. The name of Duckett or Duckitt is also established around Doncaster, in the West Riding [of Yorkshire]. The Ducketts or Duckitts are now principally represented near the Lincolnshire border in the Doncaster district. The Ducketts of Fillingham, Lincolnshire, were resident there in the 13th century. " 3

Another noted author has other records that are of interest. Rannulf Duchet was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Hampshire in 1130 and Herbert Duket was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Hertfordshire in 1176. "The surname is common, usually as Duket, and the persistent -et dissociates it from DUCAT. Duchet 1148 Winton is probably identical with Ralph Duchet but we seem to have a clear example of a personal name in Duchet 1185 Templars [Kent and ], Duket [in the Pipe Rolls for Kent in ] 1198. Willelmus filius Duket (1301 Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire) and Doket Flasby (1379 Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls) are probably diminutives of Marmaduke, a purely northern name." 4

Early History of the Duchete family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duchete research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1572, 1580, 1601, 1613, 1621, 1624, 1644, 1648, 1651, 1659, 1679, 1682, 1686, 1693, 1705, 1708, 1722 and 1732 are included under the topic Early Duchete History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Duchete Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ducket, Duchett, Duchette, Duckett, Duckette and others.

Early Notables of the Duchete family

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Andrew Doket or Ducket (d. 1484), first president of Queens' College, Cambridge, generally thought to have been principal of St. Bernard's Hostel, of which he may probably have been the founder, and certainly was the owner. 5Sir John Ducket, and Ducket, was Lord Mayor of London 1572; John Duckett (1580-1648), of Hartham House, Corsham, Wiltshire, was an English landowner and politician, Member of Parliament for Calne, Wiltshire (1621-1624), High Sheriff of Wiltshire (1682); and his son, William Duckett (1624-1686), was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Calne, Wiltshire (1659-1679.)James Duckett (d. 1601)...
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Ireland Migration of the Duchete family to Ireland

Some of the Duchete 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 Duchete family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Ducket who settled in Virginia in 1646; Robert Duckett settled in New England in 1654; Coakley, Samuel, Abraham, Richard, Thomas Duckett, all settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870..

The Duchete 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: Je veux le droit
Motto Translation: I desire that which is just.

  1. Testa de Nevill or "Liber Feodorum" or "Book of Fees," thought to have been written by Ralph de Nevill, for King John (1199–1216)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook