When Fred Beckett was born on 6 July 1890, in Olive Township, Clinton, Michigan, United States, his father, John Thomas Beckett, was 30 and his mother, Anna Emma Randall, was 35. He died on 19 July 1890, in Clinton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 0, and was buried in Wilsey Cemetery, DeWitt Township, Clinton, Michigan, United States.
English and Irish (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French, Middle English beket ‘small beak’ (a diminutive of Old French bec ‘beak or mouth’), perhaps with reference to someone with a small beak-like mouth or a prominent nose (compare Beck 4), though the Middle English word appears to have had a wide range of applications denoting ‘pointed objects’, including ‘corbel, kind of arrow, kind of bird’, and ‘kind of fish’. This surname is also found in Ireland, especially in Antrim.
English: habitational name from any of the places called Beckett in Berkshire and Devon. The former is named with Old English bēo ‘bee’ + cot ‘cottage, shelter’; the latter has as its first element the Old English personal name Bicca.
Altered form of Bequette , a surname of French origin.
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