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Jennett is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name John or Joan. The surname Jennett referred to the son of John or Joan which belongs to the category of patronymic or metronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms and matronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Jennett Early Origins



The surname Jennett was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Jennett Spelling Variations


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Jennett Spelling Variations



Jennett has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Jennet, Jennett, Jonnott, Jonnot, Jonnotson and others.

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Jennett Early History


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Jennett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jennett research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 135 and 1356 are included under the topic Early Jennett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jennett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jennett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Jennett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Jennetts to arrive on North American shores:

Jennett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Jennett, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Jennett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Jennett arrived in Maryland in 1776

Jennett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ebenezer W Jennett, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1904

Jennett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jennett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jennett (post 1700)



  • Norman Jennett (1877-1970), American political cartoonist, known for the the comic feature 'The Monkey Shines of Marseleen'
  • Frederick Stuart Jennett, British corporate executive, and Professor William Bryan Jennett at the University of Glasgow

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Jennett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jennett 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 April 2014 at 14:56.

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