The Janett surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name 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 Janett family
The surname Janett was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Janett family
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Janett Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Janett are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Janett include: Janot, Janet, Jonet, Jannet, Janett, Janette, Jannett, Jenet, Jennet, Jenett and many more.
Early Notables of the Janett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Janett family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Janett or a variant listed above:
Janett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- N. Janett, who sailed to New York in 1823
Janett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Milley Janett, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ascendant.htm