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,
bee, and cot,
which means cottage
The name of the Devon
settlement has the Old English personal name Bicca,
which is probably derived from becca,
which means pickaxe
as its first element.
Early Origins of the Pecket family
The surname Pecket was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Pecket family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pecket research.Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1653, 1719 and are included under the topic Early Pecket History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pecket Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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)
Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pecket Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pecket family to Ireland
Some of the Pecket family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- Giles Pecket, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774