An old Anglo-Saxon surname is Becket. There are towns in Devon and Berkshire called Beckett; therefore, the surname Becket may be local. In Norfolk and Cheshire, where the Becket family had its ancestral home long before the Norman Conquest in 1066, the surname Becket was first discovered. The meaning of Becket is 'bee hive', 'little brook' or 'bee cottage'. Becket has been spelled in various ways, including Becket, Beckett, Beckett, Beckette, and others. Some of the people with the surname Becket include Isaac Becket (1653–1719), an English craftsman; Marta Becket (1924–2017), an American performer, dancer, choreographer, and artist; MacDonald Becket (1928–2017), an American designer; and Welton Becket and Associates' president and later Ceo and Chairman. American republican George C. Becket, Prohibition nominee from New Britain for the Connecticut State House of Representatives in 1918, and American designer Welton Becket (1902–1969). Between 1840 and 1920, members of the Becket family were located in the US, the UK, Canada, and Scotland. In 1880, the most number of Becket families were found in the USA. 14 Becket families were living in Ohio in 1840. Around 17% of all Beckets reported in the USA came from this area. In 1840, Ohio had the highest number of Becket families living there.