The surname MacKereth was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor at Hawkshead. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when held estates in the vicinity of Windermere.
Important Dates for the MacKereth family
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MacKereth Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Maraketh, Mareketh, Mackreth, Mackereth and others.
Early Notables of the MacKereth family (pre 1700)
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MacKereth migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
MacKereth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
George MacKereth, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 
Henry Mackereth, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Surge" 
Contemporary Notables of the name MacKereth (post 1700)
Beverly "Bev" D. Mackereth (b. 1958), née Ehrlich, American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (2001-2008), Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (2011-2015)
Sir Gilbert Mackereth KCMG MC (1892-1962), decorated British Army officer and British diplomat, Ambassador to Colombia from 1947 to 1953