name Englett comes from the baptismal name Inglet.
The personl name Inglet was originally derived from the Old German word ingel
which means angel.
As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Englett family
The surname Englett was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Englett family
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Englett Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Englett has appeared include Inglett, Inglet, Inglott, Ingot and others.
Early Notables of the Englett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Englett family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Englett arrived in North America very early: members who sailed to North America during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.