The name Gennet has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally derived from the biblical name of Jane.
This name was first used in England
during the 15th century, and was originally derived from the Old French Jehanne,
which also had biblical origins from Johannes.
Early Origins of the Gennet family
The surname Gennet was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Gennet family
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Gennet Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Gennet include Janot, Janet, Jonet, Jannet, Janett, Janette, Jannett, Jenet, Jennet, Jenett and many more.
Early Notables of the Gennet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gennet family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Gennet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Tiennette Gennet, aged 33, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)