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Aylett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Aylett originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Aylott.


Early Origins of the Aylett family


The surname Aylett was first found in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from very early times. Ailet appears as the personal name of a landholder recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Early History of the Aylett family


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Aylett Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Aylett has appeared include Aylet, Ayllett, Aylott, Ilott, Illott, Illot, Ilot, Ilett, Illett, Illet and many more.

Early Notables of the Aylett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Aylett family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Aylett arrived in North America very early:

Aylett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Aylett, aged 45, originally from London, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Chester" from Southampton, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6B2-GMK : 6 December 2014), John Aylett, 30 Mar 1893; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Chester, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Aylett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bernard Paukeline Aylett, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Waubesa" from Antwerp, Belgium [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64S-75S : 6 December 2014), Bernard Paukeline Aylett, 13 Aug 1919; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Waubesa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Richard B. Aylett, aged 23, originally from Flagg, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C5-WNL : 6 December 2014), Richard B. Aylett, 07 Apr 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Daisy Helen Aylett, aged 44, originally from London, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZJ-YZH : 6 December 2014), Daisy Helen Aylett, 05 Jun 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Aylett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Aylett, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • George Aylett, aged 32, a gardener, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Georgina Aylett, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

Contemporary Notables of the name Aylett (post 1700)


  • William R. Aylett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1888 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • W. D. Aylett, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 12th District, 1854 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Patrick H. Aylett, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1860-61 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Steve Aylett (b. 1967), English satirical science fiction and slipstream author
  • Ruth Aylett (b. 1951), English Professor of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • William Edward "Bill" Aylett (1900-1976), Australian politician, Senator for Tasmania (1938-1965)
  • Allen James Aylett OBE (b. 1934), former Australian rules football player and administrator, Chairman of the then Victorian Football League
  • Aylett Hawes Buckner (1816-1894), American lawyer and U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1873-85
  • Aylett Rains Cotton Jr. (1874-1965), American Republican politician, Superior court judge in California, 1947-50; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956, 1960
  • Aylett Rains Cotton (1826-1912), American Republican politician, Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; Clinton County Judge, 1851-53; Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1854; Mayor of Lyons, Iowa, 1855-57; Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention 23rd District, 1857;

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6B2-GMK : 6 December 2014), John Aylett, 30 Mar 1893; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Chester, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64S-75S : 6 December 2014), Bernard Paukeline Aylett, 13 Aug 1919; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Waubesa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C5-WNL : 6 December 2014), Richard B. Aylett, 07 Apr 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZJ-YZH : 6 December 2014), Daisy Helen Aylett, 05 Jun 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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