Halkett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Halkett family

The surname Halkett 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 Halkett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halkett 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 Halkett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Halkett 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 Halkett 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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United States Halkett migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Halkett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Halkett, aged 24, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • William S. Halkett, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1903
  • William Halkett, aged 1, who immigrated to the United States from Turriff, Scotland, in 1908
  • John G. Halkett, aged 4, who landed in America from Turriff, Scotland, in 1908
  • Margaret Halkett, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States from Turriff, Scotland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Halkett (post 1700) +

  • Samuel Halkett (1814-1871), Scottish librarian, born in 1814 in the North Back of the Canongate, Edinburgh, where his father carried on business as a brewer [2]
  • General Hugh Halkett GCH, CB (1783-1863), Baron von Halkett, Scottish soldier during the Napoleonic Wars, General of Hanoverian infantry, lieutenant-colonel in the British service, second son of Major-general Frederick Godar Halkett [2]
  • Frederick Godar Halkett (1728-1803), Scottish major-general, son of Lieutenant-general Charles Halkett, of the Dutch army, Colonel of a Regiment of the Scots brigade in the pay of Holland [2]
  • General Sir Colin Halkett GCBGCH, GCTE (1774-1856), Scottish army officer, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Governor of Chelsea Hospital, eldest son of Major-General Frederick or Frederick Godar Halkett [2]
  • Sir Peter Arthur Halkett (1834-1904), 8th Baronet of Pitfirrane, Fife
  • Sir John Halkett (1805-1847), 7th Baronet of Pitfirrane, Fife
  • Sir Peter Halkett (1765-1839), 6th Baronet of Pitfirrane, Fife
  • Sir Charles Halkett (1764-1837), 5th Baronet of Pitfirrane, Fife
  • Sir John Halkett (1720-1793), 4th Baronet Halkett of Pitfirrane, Fife
  • Admiral Sir Peter Halkett (1765-1839), 6th Baronet, senior Royal Navy officer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Halkett 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
  2. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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