The name Epeckett comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person with a prominent nose. The Old English word beke
refers to the beak of a bird. More rarely, Epeckett may be a local
type surname, referring to someone who lived beside a stream. The surname in this case is derived from the Northern Old English word bekke,
which means stream
and is derived from the Old Norse word bekkr.
Also, Epeckett may be a local
surname referring to settlements called Beckett
in Berkshire and Devon
. The Berkshire settlement takes its name from the Old English words beo,
bee, and cot,
which means cottage
The name of the Devon
settlement has the Old English personal name Bicca,
which is probably derived from becca,
which means pickaxe
as its first element.
Early Origins of the Epeckett family
The surname Epeckett was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Epeckett family
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Epeckett Spelling Variations
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 Epeckett has undergone many spelling variations
, including Becket, Beckett, Beckete, Beckette and others.
Early Notables of the Epeckett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Epeckett family to Ireland
Some of the Epeckett family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Epeckett family to the New World and Oceana
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 Epeckett were among those contributors: John Becket who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1683; was a shipwright and had a large family. Mary Becket settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1623.