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The name Eppeckett is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person with a prominent nose. The Old English word beke refers to the beak of a bird. More rarely, Eppeckett 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, Eppeckett 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, which means bee, and cot, which means cottage or shelter. The name of the Devon settlement has the Old English personal name Bicca, which is probably derived from becca, which means pickaxe or mattock, as its first element.

Eppeckett Early Origins



The surname Eppeckett was first found in Norfolk and Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Eppeckett Spelling Variations


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Eppeckett Spelling Variations



Eppeckett has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Becket, Beckett, Beckete, Beckette and others.

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Eppeckett Early History


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Eppeckett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eppeckett research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1653, 1719 and are included under the topic Early Eppeckett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eppeckett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eppeckett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eppeckett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eppeckett In Ireland


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Eppeckett In Ireland



Some of the Eppeckett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Eppecketts to arrive on North American shores: 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.

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Eppeckett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eppeckett 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 28 October 2013 at 16:13.

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