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
, 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 Ayllett family
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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 (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ayllett family to Ireland
Some of the Ayllett family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Ayllett family to the New World and Oceana
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.