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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. 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

Similar surnames: Duckett, Baskett, Brockett, Bickett, Burkett, Hackett, Pickett

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Where is the Beckett family from?

You can see how Beckett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beckett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beckett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,192 Beckett families living in Lancashire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Beckett's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Beckett families in 1891.
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What did your Beckett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Beckett. 9% of Beckett men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Beckett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beckett were Railway Clerk and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Railway Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
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Passenger Lists

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Beckett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Beckett. For the veterans among your Beckett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beckett lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Beckett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Beckett in 1944 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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