Origins Available: English
The Jannet family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes 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 Jannet family
The surname Jannet was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Jannet family
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Jannet Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Jannet include Janot, Janet, Jonet, Jannet, Janett, Janette, Jannett, Jenet, Jennet, Jenett and many more.
Early Notables of the Jannet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jannet family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Jannet were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Jennet, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1682. Peter Jannett journeyed to Maryland in 1776 and N. Janett sailed to New York in 1823.