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Where did the English Pawlett family come from? What is the English Pawlett family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pawlett family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pawlett family history?Pawlett is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Pawlett family lived in Hampshire, at Paulet, from whence they derived their name. Pawlett is a small village 4 miles (6 km) north of Bridgwater, in the Sedgemoor district of the English county of Somerset.
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Paulet, Paulett, Paullet, Pawlet, Pawlett and others.
First found in Hampshire where they held a family seat from very early times. They were descended from Hercules, Lord of Tournon, of Picardy in Normandy who arrived in England soon after the Norman Conquest about the year 1100, and settled on the Lordship of Paulet, assuming his surname from those lands.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pawlett research. Another 117 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1794, 1483, 1572, 1539, 1550, 1551, 1572, 1532, 1588, 1562, 1600, 1588, 1600, 1st , 1585, 1649, 1610, 1621, 1615 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Pawlett History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Pawlett or a variant listed above:
Pawlett Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Pawlett Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Aymez loyaulté
Motto Translation: Love Loyalty.
The Pawlett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pawlett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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