Ayllet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Ayllet is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Aylott.
Early Origins of the Ayllet family
The surname Ayllet 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 Ayllet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ayllet 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 Ayllet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ayllet Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ayllet has undergone many spelling variations, including Aylet, Ayllett, Aylott, Ilott, Illott, Illot, Ilot, Ilett, Illett, Illet and many more.
Early Notables of the Ayllet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ayllet family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ayllet were among those contributors: Jonadab Illet, who sailed to Virginia in 1623; and William Aylott (also spelled Aylett) to America in 1774.
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.