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The Picts of ancient Scotland were the tribe of the ancestors of the Tackett family. The name Tackett is derived from priest. Although the marriage of clerics in minor orders was permitted, the marriage of priests was banned during the 12th century. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac-an-t-sagairt, which means son of the priest.

Tackett Early Origins



The surname Tackett was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Tackett Spelling Variations


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Tackett Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Tackett has been spelled MacTaggart, MacTagart, MacIntaggart, MacTuggart, MacToggart, MacTaggert, MacTeggart, Taggart, Tagart, Tegart, Tegert, Teggert, Teggart, Intaggart, Tuggart and many more.

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Tackett Early History


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Tackett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tackett research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1215, 1544 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Tackett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tackett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tackett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tackett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tackett In Ireland


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Tackett In Ireland



Some of the Tackett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 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


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The Great Migration



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Tackett:

Tackett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Tackett, who landed in Maryland in 1661

Tackett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Flora A. Tackett, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tackett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tackett (post 1700)



  • W. H. Tackett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916
  • Paul Tackett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1952
  • Natalie Kannenberg Tackett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2000
  • M. D. Tackett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1888
  • James F. Tackett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1996
  • J. W. Tackett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1944
  • Elmer Tackett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972
  • Eldon Eugene Tackett, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 17th District, 1982; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • D. C. Tackett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1900
  • Boyd Anderson Tackett (1911-1985), American Democrat politician, Member of Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1937-41
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Tackett


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Suggested Readings for the name Tackett



  • The Tackett-Fletcher Pioneers and Supplement by Mae Elizabeth Lang.
  • The Tacketts in Kanawha County, Virginia by Erna Young Johnson.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ratione non vi
Motto Translation: By reason, not by force.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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    The Tackett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tackett 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.

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