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The ancestors of the Jellett family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Jellett is based on a diminution of the medieval given name Giles. That name is derived from the Greek aigidion, which means kid, or young goat.

Jellett Early Origins



The surname Jellett was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Jellett Spelling Variations


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Jellett Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jellett include Gillette, Gilliott, Gillet, Gillott, Gillett and others.

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Jellett Early History


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Jellett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jellett research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jellett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jellett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jellett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Jelletts to arrive on North American shores:

Jellett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jonathan Jellett, who landed in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Snalter Jellett, who arrived in Virginia in 1638

Jellett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Jellett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • James Jellett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Catherine Jellett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • William Jellett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Thomas Jellett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jellett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jellett (post 1700)



  • Rob Jellett, Canadian local politician, City Councillor in Ottawa
  • John Holmes Jellett OBE, DSc, MA, (1905-1971), British civil engineer, Superintending Civil Engineer of Mulberry Harbour B during World War II which landed two million men, half a million vehicles and four million tons of supplies
  • Mainie Jellett (1897-1944), Irish painter whose Decoration (1923) was among the first abstract paintings shown in Irelan
  • Henry Jellett (b. 1872), Irish gynecologist and author, son of Henry Jellett
  • William Morgan Jellett (1857-1936), Irish Unionist Member of Parliament, Member of Parliament for Dublin University (1919-1922)
  • Henry Jellett (b. 1901), Irish Anglican priest, Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
  • John Hewitt Jellett (1817-1888), Irish academic, college head, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin (1881-1888)

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  1. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Jellett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jellett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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