The history of the name Hildett begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name Aylott.
Early Origins of the Hildett family
The surname Hildett was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from very early times. Ailet appears as the personal name
of a landholder recorded in the Domesday Book
Early History of the Hildett family
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Hildett Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hildett has been recorded under many different variations, including Aylet, Ayllett, Aylott, Ilott, Illott, Illot, Ilot, Ilett, Illett, Illet and many more.
Early Notables of the Hildett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hildett family to Ireland
Some of the Hildett family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hildett family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hildett or a variant listed above: Jonadab Illet, who sailed to Virginia in 1623; and William Aylott (also spelled Aylett) to America in 1774.