An English surname, Puckett comes from the Old English term ‘poque’ which meant a pocket, pouch, bag or purse. It can represent a person who makes handbags. The spelling variations for Puckett include Pucket, Pocketts, Puckey and Pockett. In England most with the Puckett surname live in the southern region, around the city of London, Hampshire and Dorset. There are other counties (Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Somerset and Berkshire) also with sizable Puckett populations. Within the United States primarily the Puckett families lived in the southern states. Those with the greatest populations of Puckett households were Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, and into Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Famous: Tim David Puckett (amateur astronomer who had built his own private Puckett Observatory in North Georgia), Casey Puckett (champion alpine skier), Matthew Puckett (songwriter), Riley Puckett (singer and musician - banjo and guitar as a early country singer on radio), Gary Puckett (singer and founder of a rock band), Kirby Puckett (professional baseball player), Joel Puckett (classical music composer), Chris Puckett (actor) and Terek Puckett (movie film actor).