Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name John or Joan. The surname Jonott 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.
Early Origins of the Jonott family
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.
Early History of the Jonott family
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Jonott Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Jonott family name include Jennet, Jennett, Jonnott, Jonnot, Jonnotson and others.
Early Notables of the Jonott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jonott family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Jonott surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Jennet settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; Peter Jennett arrived in Maryland in 1776.
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