Jackett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Jackett is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of John. It was originally derived from the Hebrew given name Yocjanan. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Jackett family

The surname Jackett was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from early times.

Important Dates for the Jackett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jackett research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1375, 1381, 1500, 1669, 1700, 1706 and 1786 are included under the topic Early Jackett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jackett Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Jackett are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Jackett include: Jeacock, Jeacocks, Jecock, Jacocke, Jacock, Jacocks, Jaycock, Jaycocke, Jaycocks, Jeacox, Jacox, Jaycox, Jacok, Jecok, Jecokes and many more.

Early Notables of the Jackett family (pre 1700)

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Jackett migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Jackett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Clara Jackett, (b. 1868), aged 7, Cornish settler departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 31st January 1876 [1]
  • Mr. Edward Jackett, (b. 1863), aged 12, Cornish settler departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 31st January 1876 [1]
  • Miss Emma J. Jackett, (b. 1865), aged 10, Cornish settler departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 31st January 1876 [1]
  • Mrs. Jane Jackett, (b. 1838), aged 37, Cornish settler departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 31st January 1876 [1]
  • Mr. John Jackett, (b. 1832), aged 43, Cornish farm labourer departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 31st January 1876 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Jackett (post 1700)

  • John J. Jackett, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Bay County 2nd District, 1916 [2]
  • Wilbur Roy Jackett OC, QC (1912-2005), Canadian Rhodes Scholar, public servant, jurist, and the first chief justice of the Federal Court of Canada

Citations

  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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