Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person with a prominent nose. The Old English word beke refers to the beak of a bird. More rarely, Peckett 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, Peckett 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 Peckett family
Norfolk and Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Peckett family
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Peckett Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Peckett have been found, including Becket, Beckett, Beckete, Beckette and others.
Early Notables of the Peckett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Peckett family to Ireland
Some of the Peckett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Peckett family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Pecketts to arrive on North American shores:
Peckett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Peckett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Peckett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Peckett (post 1700)
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