Origins Available: English
The history of the name Janet begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the biblical name of Jane.
This name was first used in England
during the 15th century, and was originally derived from the Old French Jehanne,
which also had biblical origins from Johannes.
Early Origins of the Janet family
The surname Janet was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Janet family
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Janet 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. Janet has been recorded under many different variations, including Janot, Janet, Jonet, Jannet, Janett, Janette, Jannett, Jenet, Jennet, Jenett and many more.
Early Notables of the Janet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Janet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Janet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Claude-Joseph Janet married in 1759 in Longueuil, Quebec