Jett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient people of the French province of Anjou were the first to use the name Jett. Jett was derived from the male given name of Yehuda or Judah, which was the Biblical name of Jacob's eldest son.

Early Origins of the Jett family

The surname Jett was first found in Anjou, a former county, duchy and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France. The first records of the were found in a village in the department of Maine-et-Loire, in the canton and district of Barepéau.

Early History of the Jett family

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Jett Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Jett, some of which include Jetté, Jeté, Jettet, Jetet, Jetter, Jeter, Jettot, Jetot, Jettau, Jetau, Jettaud, Jetaud, Jettaut, Jetaut, Jettaux, Jetaux, Jettauld, Jetauld, Jettault, Jetault, Jettaulx, Jetaulx, Jetteau, Jeteau, Jetteaux, Jeteaux, Jettat, Jetat, Jettas, Jetas, Jettard, Jetard, Jetton, Jeton, Jettin and many more.

Early Notables of the Jett family (pre 1700)

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Jett Ranking

In the United States, the name Jett is the 2,861st most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]

United States Jett migration to the United States +

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Jett has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Jett were

Jett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Robert C Jett, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Archie Jett, aged 25, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • William Jett, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Edith Jett, aged 2, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Rosella Jett, aged 5, who immigrated to America, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Jett (post 1700) +

  • Joey Jett, American skateboarder
  • Chip Jett (b. 1974), American professional poker player
  • Thomas M. Jett (1862-1939), American politician from Illinois; U.S. representative and jurist
  • Skyler Jett (b. 1950), American R&B and soul singer
  • Shane Jett (b. 1974), American politician from Oklahoma; state legislator
  • Karina Jett (b. 1974), Vietnamese-American professional poker player
  • John Jett (b. 1968), American former NFL football punter for the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions
  • Joan Jett (b. 1958), born Joan Marie Larkin, American rock musician and actress, often referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll"
  • James Jett (b. 1970), American professional football wide receiver and gold medalist Olympic sprinter at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Brent W. Jett Jr. (b. 1958), American NASA Astronaut with over 40 days in space
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Jett +

  • The Jett and Allied Families by Jeter Lee Jett.

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