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The Anglo-Saxon name Peckitt 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, Peckitt 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, Peckitt 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.

Peckitt Early Origins



The surname Peckitt was first found in Norfolk and Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Peckitt Spelling Variations


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Peckitt 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. Peckitt has been spelled many different ways, including Becket, Beckett, Beckete, Beckette and others.

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Peckitt Early History


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Peckitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peckitt research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1653, 1719 and are included under the topic Early Peckitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peckitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peckitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peckitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peckitt In Ireland


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Peckitt In Ireland



Some of the Peckitt 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.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Peckitts to arrive in North America: John Becket who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1683; was a shipwright and had a large family. Mary Becket settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1623.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Peckitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peckitt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2013 at 16:13.

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