Show ContentsLuckett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Luckett is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Luke. This surname followed the religious naming tradition, where surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint. In this case the surname Luckett was taken from St. Luke the Evangelist.

Early Origins of the Luckett family

The surname Luckett was first found in Nottinghamshire where the singular name Lucas was listed c. 1150. A few years later, Eurard Lucas was listed as a Knights Templar in Hertfordshire 1153-1185. [1]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had two entries for the name as a forename: Lucas Cacherellus, Norfolk; and Lucas Bercator, Cambridgeshire. [2] In Somerset, John Lucas was listed 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [3]

"Lucas is a name established in various parts of England. It was represented in this county as well as in Norfolk in the reign of Edward I." [4]

"Why the name of this evangelist should have become a family name in its original form, while the other three are only so in their Anglicized shape, is not apparent." [5]

Early History of the Luckett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luckett research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1606, 1610, 1613, 1631, 1633, 1635, 1639, 1640, 1648, 1649, 1662, 1663, 1664, 1665, 1669, 1671, 1672, 1675, 1676, 1680, 1686, 1687, 1688, 1693, 1702, 1705, 1713, 1715, 1769, 1771, 1786, 1791, 1808, 1816, 1830, 1832, 1839, 1840, 1843, 1854, 1856, 1859, 1865, 1866, 1869 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Luckett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Luckett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Luckett have been found, including Lucas, Lucass, Lukas and others.

Early Notables of the Luckett family

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Lucas (1598-1649), a Royalist army officer; Sir Charles Lucas (1613-1648), an English soldier, a Royalist commander in the English Civil War; John Lucas, 1st Baron Lucas of Shenfield (1606-1671), an English industrialist and landowner; Charles Lucas, 2nd Baron Lucas...
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Luckett Ranking

In the United States, the name Luckett is the 3,461st most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [6]

Ireland Migration of the Luckett family to Ireland

Some of the Luckett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Luckett migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Luckett, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Luckett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Luckett, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [7]
  • Edward Luckett, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [7]
Luckett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Luckett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [7]

New Zealand Luckett 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:

Luckett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Jonas Luckett, who landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1843
  • Frederick Luckett, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1844

Contemporary Notables of the name Luckett (post 1700) +

  • Philip Noland Luckett (1823-1869), American soldier and physician
  • Phil Luckett, American official in the National Football League
  • Jammes Luckett (b. 1974), American voice actor, designer, and musician
  • LeToya Nicole Luckett, American R&B singer-songwriter and actress
  • Tommy Howard Luckett, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Grand Prairie, Texas, 2000 [8]
  • Kenneth J. Luckett, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1944 (alternate), 1956, 1964 (alternate) [8]
  • Herman Luckett, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Austin, Texas, 2003 [8]
  • Frances Luckett, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1972 [8]
  • Mrs. Alton Luckett, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1952 [8]
  • William Luckett (1903-1985), English professional footballer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Luckett 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: Respice finem
Motto Translation: Regard the end.

Suggested Readings for the name Luckett +

  • The Lucketts of Georgia by Helen Hart Luckett.
  • Samuel Luckett of Maryland by Marcelle Douglass Hoskins.

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  5. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  6. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  7. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  8. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook