Donet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Donet 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 Donet 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 Donet family
The surname Donet 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." 
Early History of the Donet family
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Donet 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 Donet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Donet family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Dennett who settled in Maine in 1630; Samuel Dennett and his wife Susannah arrived in west New Jersey in 1664; Alexander Dennett arrived in Maine in 1630.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.