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Ayllett is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name Aylott.

Early Origins of the Ayllett family

The surname Ayllett 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. [1] [2]

Early History of the Ayllett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ayllett research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1583, 1612, 1620, 1653, 1655 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Ayllett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ayllett Spelling Variations

Ayllett has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Ayllett have been found, including Aylet, Ayllett, Aylott, Ilott, Illott, Illot, Ilot, Ilett, Illett, Illet and many more.

Early Notables of the Ayllett family

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Migration of the Ayllett family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Aylletts to arrive on North American shores: Jonadab Illet, who sailed to Virginia in 1623; and William Aylott (also spelled Aylett) to America in 1774.

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print. on Facebook