Last name: Crockett

This interesting name has two possible origins. The first being a nickname for someone wearing a particular hair style, deriving from the Medieval English "croket" meaning "a large curl". In Scotland the Galloway family name Crockett is said to be derived from Macriocaird, from the Gaelic "mac" meaning "son(of)" and the personal name Rickard (Richard). The first recorded spelling is found in Scotland (see below). Crok(k)at and Croket being alternate spellings (1483 to 1614). In 1634 one John Crokkit in Achinkyle was charged with "molesting the minister at Inchcallioch and stealing his timber". The illustrious name bearer Davy Crocket, King of the Wild Frontier, was killed at the battle of the Alamo (1845). A Coat of Arms granted to the family depicts three Cornish choughs proper on a silver shield, and the crest being a Cornish clough prope. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Huwe Croket of Kameslank (Cambeuslang) which was dated 1296, were he rendered homage during the reign of John Balliol of Scotland 1292 - 1296 Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Richard W. Crockett
I cannot make a connection to Davy Crockett who died trying to help steal Texas from Mexico. But if one's name is Crockett, it will be necessary to answer to "Davy." My ex-wife during her student teaching experience had to answer to "Daisy"--Junior High students.

Richard W. Crockett
I have read accounts of both French and Scottish origin. Given the migration of peoples both could be true. I can only trace my own ancestry to about 1545, and I cannot link it directly to the French origin. I have also seen references to "Crocketaign."

Jennifer Crockett

I had a similar issue. I can only trace back to John Crockett born 1525 England.

peter cockett
My name is Peter Cockett, from Jamaica West Indies. COCKETT a variant of the original or the original itself may be...who knows? one of my research told me the name is an old Anglo-Saxon word which comes from Cody which means a cushion.....the other is that the word Cockett means the King's baker.

Karen Jensen
I was just going to say the same thing. One of my distant family names is Crockett. Their name is drived from the French name Cocketague. They were supposedly from Bordeaux.

Christopher Crockett
Unfortunately, the writer of this passage did not perform due diligence when checking either spelling of the last name or the history of Davy Crockett. Crockett's death at the Battle of the Alamo (in late February and early March, 1836). We are related to Crockett through his brother, William. Although claims exist that the Crockett family can be traced back to a 13th century French family (Crocketagne), which migrated over the centuries first to Scotland, then to Ireland, no one can verify the truth of the matter.

Steph Crockett

Where are you in relation to William Crockett. Fun fact he is my 5xGreat grandfather. We could be cousins!

Christopher Crockett

The post above seems arrogant enough to possibly be one of mine, but I honestly can't remember. Some research done by an uncle of mine has definitely traced my lineage to the Croquetaigne family, who lived in the Montaubon region of France. One Antoine Croquetaigne was apparently posted to Louis XIV, but the family had to leave France when Protestantism was banned. Long story short, the name was changed to Crockett while the family was in England. I'm not sure how far down the line from William I am, or now even if I got the right brother. I need to dig the research my uncle collected out of storage and look at it again.