Show ContentsIlett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Ilett is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the baptismal name Aylott.

Early Origins of the Ilett family

The surname Ilett 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. [1] [2]

Early History of the Ilett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ilett research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1273, 1612, 1620, 1653, 1798, 1583 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Ilett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ilett Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ilett has undergone many spelling variations, including Aylet, Ayllett, Aylott, Ilott, Illott, Illot, Ilot, Ilett, Illett, Illet and many more.

Early Notables of the Ilett family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Ilett migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ilett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard S. Ilett, aged 18, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Ilett (post 1700) +

  • John David Ilett, British company director

RMS Titanic
  • Miss Bertha Ilett, aged 17, English Second Class passenger from Jersey, Channel Islands who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking [3]

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  3. Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook