Last name: Burkett
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I'm very intrigued in doing family history. My mom's maiden name is Burkett. The name "William" is very common in the Burkett family. All of the Burkett's are related if you're from the United States. I'm from Iowa. Most of the Burkett's settled in Iowa, Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. (A few of those listed may be wrong). If you have questions about our family, please don't hesitate to ask. :)
My father was Charles Ira Burkett, his father Charles Monroe Burkett, all from IN. Not sure of our ethnicity. English, German, Swedish, Irish, French???? At one time I was told our last name was originally spelled Bourquette. But I can't find that anywhere. One characteristic we all seem to have in common is loving the water. My dad and so on, including myself, all love swimming, fishing, diving, camping, boating, just about anything to do with water. We live/d mostly in Martinsville IN and in Florida.
My great grandfather's name was spelled Burkett. They messed up on m grand father's birth certificate and spelled it Byrkett. It has remained that way. His name was David Byrkett.
Alfred Burkett Jr.
My father was named Alfred Burkett sr. He is deceased now but am very interested an knowing my family history!
As far as the origins of the Burkett name, Burke is a fairly common Irish name (and in the past spelling modifications for surnames were fairly common from generation to generation), so that is a possibility. Personally, my Burkett descendants came from the Swabia region of Germany, where their name was originally "Burckhardt."