Early Origins of the Duckitt family
The surname Duckitt was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Duckitt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duckitt research.Another 54 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1572, 1580, 1648, 1621, 1624, 1682, 1624, 1686, 1659 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Duckitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Duckitt Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ducket, Duchett, Duchette, Duckett, Duckette and others.
Early Notables of the Duckitt family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Ducket, and Ducket, Lord Mayor of London 1572; John Duckett (1580-1648), of Hartham House, Corsham, Wiltshire
, and English landowner and... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duckitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Duckitt family to Ireland
Some of the Duckitt family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Duckitt family to the New World and Oceana
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 Duckitt 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.