Haylett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Haylett is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the county of Kent where they were known as the dwellers at the hall or manor. [1]

Early Origins of the Haylett family

The surname Haylett was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Haylett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haylett research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1628, 1689, 1628, 1652, 1652, 1656, 1722, 1656, 1683, 1687, 1713, 1691, 1744, 1691 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Haylett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haylett Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Haylett has been spelled many different ways, including Hallett, Hallet, Hollett, Hollet, Hollitt and many more.

Early Notables of the Haylett family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Joseph Hallett or Halet (1628?-1689), an English ejected minister, "born at Bridport, Dorsetshire, about 1628. He became by his own exertions a good Greek scholar and proficient in Hebrew. In 1652 he was ‘called to the work of the ministry’ at Hinton St. George, Somersetshire, a sequestered living, and was ordained to this charge on 28 Oct. 1652 in St. Thomas's Church, Salisbury, by the ‘classical presbytery of Sarum.’ " [2] His son, Joseph...
Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haylett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Haylett migration to Australia +

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

Haylett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Hart Haylett, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "City Of Adelaide" in 1839 [3]
  • Mary Ann Haylett, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "City Of Adelaide" in 1839 [3]


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF ADELAIDE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839CityOfAdelaide.htm


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