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.
Early History of the Jackett family
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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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Migration of the Jackett family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Jackett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Jackett, aged 43, a farm labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876
- Jane Jackett, aged 37, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876
- Emma J. Jackett, aged 10, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876
- Clara Jackett, aged 7, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876
- Edward Jackett, aged 12, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Wilbur Roy Jackett OC, QC (1912-2005), Canadian Rhodes Scholar, public servant, jurist, and the first chief justice of the Federal Court of Canada