When Lucille Celia Tackett was born on 28 January 1843, in Carter, Kentucky, United States, her father, Robert W. Tackett, was 27 and her mother, Cynthia Ann Williams, was 18. She married John McFarland on 4 August 1864, in Carter, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Beaver, Floyd, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 11 December 1912, in Bath, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Ginter Cemetery, Korea, Menifee, Kentucky, United States.
Altered form of northern French Tacquet or Taquet: nickname from a diminutive of Old French tache ‘hook, buckle, loop; distinctive mark’ (see Tache ). Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. See also Tacket , compare Tackitt .
In some cases also Scottish: possibly a variant of English Tuckett . The surname Tackett is very rare in Britain.
History: The ancestor of the great majority of the American Tacketts was Lewis (Louis) Tacquet(te), a Huguenot born in France, who arrived in VA shortly after 1686 from England. His descendants also bear the surnames Tackitt, Tacket, Tackette, and Tackkett.