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Early Origins of the Amyatt family

The surname Amyatt was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Amyatt family

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Amyatt Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Amyatt has been spelled many different ways, including Amias, Amyas, Amyes, Amyess, Amyass and others.

Early Notables of the Amyatt family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Amyatt family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Amyatts to arrive in North America: Samuel Amyes who settled in Virginia in 1728.

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