Duckett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Duckett family
The surname Duckett 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.  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. 
"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. " 
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." 
Early History of the Duckett family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duckett research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1572, 1580, 1648, 1621, 1624, 1682, 1624, 1686, 1659, 1679, 1601, 1613, 1644, 1613, 1732, 1651, 1693, 1705, 1708 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Duckett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Duckett Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ducket, Duchett, Duchette, Duckett, Duckette and others.
Early Notables of the Duckett family (pre 1700)
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. 
Sir 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)...
In the United States, the name Duckett is the 3,651st most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 
Migration of the Duckett family to Ireland
Some of the Duckett 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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Duckett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Duckett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Duckett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Duckett Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
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.