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Wackett Early Origins



The surname Wackett was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Watchet, held by Dodman from William de Mohun, a Norman Baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Wackett Spelling Variations


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Wackett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Watchet, Wachet, Wachett, Watchit, Watchette, Watchitt, Wachitt, Wackett, Wackitt, Wackette, Wakette, Wakett, Washet, Washett, Washit and many more.

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Wackett Early History


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Wackett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wackett research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1424, 1510, 1530, 1535, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Wackett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wackett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wackett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wackett Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wackett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Wackett, an emigrant in bondage, who arrived in America in 1754
  • Joseph Wackett, who came to Virginia in 1765

Wackett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Wackett, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wackett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wackett (post 1700)



  • Byron F. Wackett, American member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Lawrence P Wackett, American Professor of Biochemistry University of Minnesota
  • Peter Wackett (b. 1987), English professional rugby union player
  • Air Vice Marshal Ellis Charles Wackett (1901-1984), senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force
  • Sir Lawrence James Wackett (1896-1982), Australian aviator, WWI pilot, received the Distinguished Flying Cross (September 1918), and founded the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (1936)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Wackett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wackett 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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