Last name: BECKETT

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BECKETT : This last name is indexed 88,760 times on Geneanet!

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BECKETT : 1: English and Irish (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French Middle English beket ‘small beak’ (a diminutive of Old French bec ‘beak or mouth’) perhaps with reference to someone with a small beak-like mouth or a prominent nose (compare Beck 4) though the Middle English word appears to have had a wide range of applications denoting ‘pointed objects’ including ‘corbel kind of arrow kind of bird’ and ‘kind of fish’. This surname is also found in Ireland especially in Antrim.2: English: habitational name from any of the places called Beckett in Berkshire and Devon. The former is named with Old English bēo ‘bee’ + cot ‘cottage shelter’; the latter has as its first element the Old English personal name Bicca.3: Altered form of Bequette a surname of French origin.

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