Origins Available: English
name Jonet 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 Jonet family
The surname Jonet was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Jonet family
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Jonet Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Jonet were recorded, including Janot, Janet, Jonet, Jannet, Janett, Janette, Jannett, Jenet, Jennet, Jenett and many more.
Early Notables of the Jonet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jonet family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Jonet family emigrate to North America:
Jonet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Jonet, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)