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Halkett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


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


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Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1537, 1641, 1745, 1837, 1805, 1832, 1623, 1699, 1697, 1705, 1660, 1746, 1695, 1765 and 1792 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; Sir Charles Halkett, 1st Baronet (d. 1697); Sir James Halkett, 2nd...
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Migration of the Halkett family to the New World and Oceana


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 emigrated 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 emigrated 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)


  • 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
  • General Baron Hugh Halkett GCH, CB (1783-1863), Scottish soldier during the Napoleonic Wars
  • General Sir Colin Halkett GCBGCH, GCTE (1774-1856), Scottish army officer, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey
  • Admiral Sir Peter Halkett (1765-1839), 6th Baronet, senior Royal Navy officer
  • Lady Anne Halkett (1623-1699), English religious writer and autobiographer
  • Richard Halkett, English Executive Director of Policy and Research of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
  • ... (Another 3 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.


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