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Beckett Family History

Beckett Name Meaning
English: from a diminutive of Beck 3 or, more rarely, of Beck 1.English: habitational name from places called Beckett in Berkshire and Devon. The former is named with Old English beo ‘bee’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’; the latter has as its first element the Old English personal name Bicca. adm This surname is also found in Ireland.Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Béquet (see Bequette).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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233,913 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
18,410 Military Records
22,681 Immigration Records
161,409 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Beckett Families

  • Number of Beckett families
     90 - 178
     31 - 89
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Beckett families
     597 - 1,192
     200 - 596
     1 - 199
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Beckett families
     41 - 80
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Beckett Family Origin

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Beckett Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Beckett

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Beckett Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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