Tackett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Tackett family
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.
Early History of the Tackett family
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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.
Early Notables of the Tackett family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Tackett is the 1,980th most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. 
Migration of the Tackett family to Ireland
Some of the Tackett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 72 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tackett migration to the United States +
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 immigrated to the United States, in 1910
Contemporary Notables of the name Tackett (post 1700) +
- La Gardo Tackett (1911-1992), American designer who created the Forma line of dinnerware
- Timothy Tackett (b. 1945), American historian specializing in the French Revolution
- Boyd Anderson Tackett (1911-1985), U.S. Representative from Arkansas
- Jeff Tackett (b. 1965), American Major League Baseball backup catcher for the Baltimore Orioles from 1991-1994
- Fred Tackett, American native from Arkansas, an accomplished songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
- Pleasant Tackett (1803-1886), American politician
- Elmer Tackett, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972 
- Eldon Eugene Tackett, American Democratic Party 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 Democratic Party politician, Member of Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1937-41 
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The Tackett 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.
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.
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html