The name Arlett reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Arlett family lived in Dorset
. The original derivation of the name, however, is not related to that area, but is probably a geographical reference to some lost town, village, or parish. It is plausible that this place was in Staffordshire
, as the name is extremely common in that area.
Early Origins of the Arlett family
The surname Arlett was first found in Yorkshire
in eastern England
, having arrived there soon after the Norman Conquest
from what is now Belgium, but being of Norman origin.
Early History of the Arlett family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arlett research.Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1212, 1273, 1286, 1332, 1379, 1581, 1587, 1591, 1707, 1750, and 1781 are included under the topic Early Arlett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arlett Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Arlett include Allott, Allett, Allette, Hallott, Arlette, Arlett, Allet, Alett, Alet, Allatt, Alatt, Allat, Allatte, Allot, Allote, Alot, Alitt, Ailet, Alyet, Alletson, Aletson, Alotessone and many more.
Early Notables of the Arlett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arlett family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Arletts to arrive on North American shores: Peter Allott who settled in Virginia in 1655; Andrew Hallet settled in Virginia in 1620; about the time of the "Mayflower," followed by Andrew Hallett in Massachusetts in 1635.
Contemporary Notables of the name Arlett (post 1700)
- Arthur Arlett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html