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The name Trickett has a long French heritage that first began in northwestern region of Brittany. The name is derived from when the family lived in Brittany.

Early Origins of the Trickett family

The surname Trickett was first found in Picardy (Picardie in French) where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Vieilleville, an honor held by the family for several centuries.

"The Société des Antiquaires de Picardy, it appears, considers that Picard denoted a pike-man; and it is surmised that Picardie was famous tor this class of soldier." [1]

Early History of the Trickett family

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Trickett Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Trickett, some of which include Picard, Piccard, Picaud, Piccaud, Picart, Piccart, Picarte, Piccarte, Picardet, Pichard, Pichat, Pichault, Picaut, Piccaut, Piccault and many more.

Early Notables of the Trickett family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this period was Jean Picard, a French bookbinder and bookseller, active in the 1540s; and Bernard Picart (1673-1733), a French engraver, known for his book-illustrations, including the Bible and Ovid. Jean-Félix Picard (1620-1682) was a French astronomer...
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Trickett Ranking

In Newfoundland, Canada, the name Trickett is the 788th most popular surname with an estimated 52 people with that name. [2]

United States Trickett migration to the United States +

France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Trickett were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Trickett were

Trickett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry W. Trickett, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Mildred Trickett, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1896
Trickett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • J. W. Trickett, aged 48, who immigrated to America from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Elizabeth A. Trickett, aged 53, who settled in America from Waterford, England, in 1910
  • Albert Trickett, aged 32, who landed in America from Siointon, England, in 1914
  • Maud Mary Trickett, aged 32, who landed in America from Near Rotherham, England, in 1914
  • Charles Victor Truman Trickett, aged 54, who immigrated to the United States from Southport, England, in 1915
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Australia Trickett migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Trickett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Trickett, English convict who was convicted in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Fairlie" on 14th October 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Mr. Henry Trickett, English convict who was convicted in Stafford, Staffordshire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Earl Grey" on 4th October 1842, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • Mr. Jonathan Trickett, English convict who was convicted in Derby, Derbyshire, England for 15 years, transported aboard the "Emerald Isle" on 28th June 1843, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [5]
  • Mr. William Trickett, (b. 1800), aged 45, English labourer who was convicted in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England for 14 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Equestrian" on 30th June 1845, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Island), he died in 1875 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Trickett (post 1700) +

  • Clinton James Trickett (b. 1991), American former football player and current Tight Ends Coach at Florida Atlantic University
  • Vicki Trickett (b. 1938), American Laurel Award nominated actress
  • Sam Trickett (b. 1986), British professional poker player from East Retford, Nottinghamshire; his current live tournament winnings amount is about 20,800,375 dollars as of January 2018
  • Ray Trickett (b. 1962), British film, television and theatre actor
  • Anthony Robert Trickett MBE (b. 1940), Scottish physician, Lord Lieutenant of Orkney (2007)
  • Rachel Trickett (1923-1999), British novelist & academic, Principal of St Hugh’s College, Oxford (1973-1991)
  • Edward "Ned" Trickett (1851-1916), Australian World Sculling Champion rower (1876)
  • Jon Trickett (b. 1950), British Labour Party politician, Shadow Lord President of the Council (2016-), Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in 2016
  • Lisbeth "Libby" Trickett (b. 1985), Australian Olympic gold medalist swimmer at both the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Olympics

  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 21st September 2022).
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th August 2021). Retrieved from
  5. Convict Records Voyages to Australia. Retrieved 25th March 2022 from
  6. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th May 2022). on Facebook