Carkeet, Crockett, Crocker, Crockar came from Kirkite, kirk being the Scottish word for church. Captain William Kirkite came to Saco, Maine with Capt. Richard Kirkite, probably his brother, from Devon; then went back to Devon, got his wife, and returned to Saco. Three generations lived in my house, Wm. #1, #2, and #3. In Saco, name was spelled phonetically, Carkeet.
Wm. #2 married Margaret Waddock; died in 1659. His son, Wm. #3 left Saco during the onset of the Indian wars, became 1st mate on Capt. Glanfeld's ship, married his daughter Lydia, 1686, settled in Salem, Massachusetts, became a captain in his own right, with his own ships, sailed out of Salem and Boston to Virginia, where name changed to Crockett.Davy Crockett was born in Virginia, traveled to Texas.