Hildet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Hildet has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the baptismal name Aylott.
Early Origins of the Hildet family
The surname Hildet was first found in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from very early times. Ailet appears as the personal name of a landholder recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.  
Early History of the Hildet family
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Hildet 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 Hildet include Aylet, Ayllett, Aylott, Ilott, Illott, Illot, Ilot, Ilett, Illett, Illet and many more.
Early Notables of the Hildet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hildet family
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: Jonadab Illet, who sailed to Virginia in 1623; and William Aylott (also spelled Aylett) to America in 1774.
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.