Anglo-Saxon name Pecket comes from its first bearer, who was a person with a prominent nose. The Old English word beke refers to the beak of a bird. More rarely, Pecket may be a local type surname, referring to someone who lived beside a stream. The surname in this case is derived from the Northern Old English word bekke, which means stream and is derived from the Old Norse word bekkr. Also, Pecket may be a local surname referring to settlements called Beckett in Berkshire and Devon. The Berkshire settlement takes its name from the Old English words beo, which means bee, and cot, which means cottage or shelter. The name of the Devon settlement has the Old English personal name Bicca, which is probably derived from becca, which means pickaxe or mattock, as its first element.
Early Origins of the Pecket family
Norfolk and Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Pecket family
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Pecket Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Pecket has been spelled many different ways, including Becket, Beckett, Beckete, Beckette and others.
Early Notables of the Pecket family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pecket family to Ireland
Some of the Pecket family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pecket family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pecket Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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