Dannet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Dannet is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dannet family lived in Sussex. The family was originally from D'Anet, in Normandy, and it is from this location that their surname derives.

Early Origins of the Dannet family

The surname Dannet was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Some of the family were later found in Owlpen, a parish, in the union of Dursley, Upper division of the hundred of Berkeley, W. division of the county of Gloucester. The church there has "some memorials of the very ancient family of Danet, who formerly resided here, and were of considerable eminence." [1]

Early History of the Dannet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dannet research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1359, 1510, 1600, 1180, 1187, 1189, 1431, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Dannet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dannet Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dannett, Dannet, Danet, Donat, Donatt, Donett, Donet, Dannatt, Danatt, Dannet, Dannant and many more.

Early Notables of the Dannet family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Dannet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Dannet migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dannet Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Jane Dannet, (Williams, Ann), English convict who was convicted in Devon, England for life, transported aboard the "Broxbournebury" in January 1814, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 3rd November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/broxbournebury


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