Englett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Englett comes from the baptismal name Inglet. The personal name Inglet was originally derived from the Old German word ingel which means angel. [1] 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 the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where William Ingelot, Oxfordshire; and William Hingelot, Norfolk were recorded. [2]

In Somerset, Richard Yugelot (sic), was listed there 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [3] Robert Inglot was Rector of Bodham, Norfolk in 1540. [4]

Early History of the Englett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Englett research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1273, 1273, 1540, 1554, 1621, 1554, 1621, 1621, 1622, 1712 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Englett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

Distinguished members of the family include William Inglott (1554-1621), English musician who "became organist of Norwich Cathedral. He was noted for his skill as a player on the organ and virginals. His name appears as a composer in the manuscript volume (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) known as ‘Queen Elizabeth's Virginal Book,’ but none of his works are now known. He died at Norwich in December 1621, and was buried in the cathedral, where a monument was...
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Migration of the Englett family

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.



  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print


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