Halkede History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Halkede family

The surname Halkede was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts.

Early History of the Halkede family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halkede research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1537, 1641, 1745, 1837, 1805, 1832, 1623, 1699, 1622, 1662, 1697, 1705, 1697, 1705, 1660, 1746, 1695, 1765, 1792, 1720, 1793, 1764, 1837, 1765, 1839, 1805, 1847, 1834 and 1904 are included under the topic Early Halkede History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Halkede Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Halkett, Halkit, Halkeit, Halkede, Halkeit, Halkhaide, Halkhead, Halkhed, Halkitt, Halket, Halkette, Halkitte, Holkat, Holkatt, Holket and many more.

Early Notables of the Halkede family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Lady Anne Halkett (née Murray) (1623-1699) English religious writer and autobiographer. She was "born in London 4 Jan. 1622, was the younger daughter of Thomas Murray, a cadet of the Tullibardine family, who had been appointed by James I tutor to his son Charles, and subsequently was provost of Eton College." [1] There were two Halkett Baronetcies, both in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia - one in 1662 for Charles Halkett and the other in 1697 for politician Peter Wedderburn, who changed his...
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Migration of the Halkede family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

The Halkede 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: Fides sufficit
Motto Translation: Faith sufficeth.

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print

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