It was among those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Aylet was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name Aylott.
Early Origins of the Aylet family
The surname Aylet was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from very early times. Ailet appears as the personal name
of a landholder recorded in the Domesday Book
Early History of the Aylet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aylet research.Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1273, 1612, 1620, 1653, 1798, 1583 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Aylet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aylet Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Aylet include Aylet, Ayllett, Aylott, Ilott, Illott, Illot, Ilot, Ilett, Illett, Illet and many more.
Early Notables of the Aylet family (pre 1700)
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aylet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aylet family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Aylet were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Jonadab Illet, who sailed to Virginia in 1623; and William Aylott (also spelled Aylett) to America in 1774.