Burkett Family History
Burkett Name Meaning
English: from an Old English personal name Burgheard composed of the elements burh burg ‘fort’ (see Burke ) + heard ‘hardy brave strong’. The name was reintroduced into Middle English by the Normans in the forms Bou(r)chart Bocard. English: possibly also from a Middle English personal name Burcard Burchard (Norman Burcard Old French Burchard) which was imported by the Normans and derives from ancient Germanic Burghard (in the form Burkhard this was a very popular medieval German name; see Burkhart ) cognate with the Old English name above. In France this gives rise to the surname Bouchard Bouchart but evidence for its use in Norman England is difficult to pin down and modern surnames in Burch- often have a different origin altogether. English: variant of Birkett a spelling commonly found in northern England. Americanized form of German Burkhart .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022