Illot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Illot comes from the baptismal name Aylott.

Early Origins of the Illot family

The surname Illot 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]

Important Dates for the Illot family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Illot 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 Illot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Illot Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Illot were recorded, including Aylet, Ayllett, Aylott, Ilott, Illott, Illot, Ilot, Ilett, Illett, Illet and many more.

Early Notables of the Illot family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Illot family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Illot family emigrate to North America: Jonadab Illet, who sailed to Virginia in 1623; and William Aylott (also spelled Aylett) to America in 1774.

Contemporary Notables of the name Illot (post 1700)

  • Sir John Illot, Knight, New Zealander

Citations

  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.
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