My grandmother's family (Ivy Dorothy Beckett) was from the UK. They moved into the US in the early 1900's (she was the only one in her family born in the states). She married my grandfather Mortimer Alexander Randel III. I know that her mother was named Emma Beedie(not sure of the spelling), I am unsure of her father's name, but I do know that she was somehow related to both Samuel Beckett (the playwrite) and Thomas Beckett (I believe he was a Cardnal in the Church of England, and I believe he was beheaded). Her mother Emma was either of Scottish or Irish decent.