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Early Origins of the Ablett family

The surname Ablett was first found in Worcestershire, where 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. Redmarley D'Abitot is now in Gloucestershire.

"At the time of the Conqueror's survey, Urso D'Abitot, the Sheriff of Worcestershire, held Holt Castle, and other large estates in Worcestershire, which had probably been conferred upon him for services at Hastings. His only daughter, and heiress, Emelin, married Walter Beauchamp, and left a son, William, ancestor of the Beauchamps of Holt. In some ancient records, Urso d'Abitot is called Urso Vicecomes and in other Urso de Wirecestre. About the year 1074, when Roger Earl of Hereford, and Ralph, Earl of Norfolk, conspired against King William, Urso united his forces with those of Wolstan, Bishop of Worcester, and Egetroyne, Abbot of Evesham, and did eminent service to the royal cause. He subsequently founded a hermitage at Little Malvern, in Worcestershire, afterwards converted into a cell of the Abbey of Westminster." [1]

Early History of the Ablett family

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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.

Early Notables of the Ablett family (pre 1700)

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United States Ablett migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • William Ablett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [2]
  • 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 immigrated to the United States from Coventry, England, in 1907
  • Harold E. Ablett, aged 38, who immigrated 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
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Australia Ablett migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ablett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Ablett, (b. 1791), aged 22, English labourer who was convicted in Suffolk, England for life for theft, transported aboard the "Earl Spencer" in May 1813, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1831 [3]
  • Robert Ablett, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan" [4]

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
  • Mr. George Ablett, Welsh coal miner working in Tynewydd coal mine in Wales on 11th April 1877, he was awarded the Albert Medal for lifesaving
  • 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
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HMS Hood
  • Mr. Wallace A Ablett (b. 1909), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Woking, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle and died in the HMS Hood sinking [5]

  1. Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 8th September 2021). Retrieved from
  4. South Australian Register Saturday 17th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Joseph Rowan 1854. Retrieved
  5. H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook