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Ablett Early Origins



The surname Ablett was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Redmarley Dabitot, occupied by one Ralph, a man at arms, under tenant of Ralph de Tosny, a Norman Baron who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Ablett Spelling Variations


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Ablett Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Dabitot, Dabetot, Tabitot, Debitot and others.

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Ablett Early History


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Ablett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ablett research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1250 is included under the topic Early Ablett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ablett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ablett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ablett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Ablett or a variant listed above were:

Ablett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Job Ablett, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871
  • William Ablett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • Walter Ablett, aged 24, who settled in America from London, in 1893

Ablett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Ablett, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Coventry, England, in 1907
  • Harold E. Ablett, aged 38, who emigrated to America from London, in 1907
  • Esther Ablett, aged 22, who landed in America from Leeds, England, in 1910
  • William Ablett, aged 4, who landed in America from Rushden, England, in 1911
  • Nellie Ablett, aged 31, who landed in America from Rushden, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ablett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Ablett, aged 31, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ablett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ablett (post 1700)



  • Gareth Ian "Gary" Ablett (1965-2012), English professional footballer and manager
  • Carl Ablett (b. 1985), English rugby league player from Rothwell, West Yorkshire
  • Alfred Ablett VC DCM (1830-1897), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Noah Ablett (1883-1935), Welsh trade unionist and political theorist who wrote "The Miners' Next Step"
  • Nathan Ablett (b. 1985), Australian footballer from Victoria
  • Luke Ablett (b. 1982), Australian footballer
  • Len Ablett (1916-2006), Australian footballer
  • Kevin Ablett (b. 1958), former Australian footballer
  • Geoff Ablett (b. 1955), former Australian footballer
  • Gary Ablett Jr. (b. 1984), Australian footballer, captain of the Gold Coast Football Club in
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ablett Historic Events


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Ablett Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Wallace A Ablett (b. 1909), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Woking, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Ablett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ablett 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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