× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2018

Origins Available: English, Scottish


Liet is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Lettice, a popular girls name in medieval times. This personal name was originally derived from the Latin laetitia, which means gladness and joy. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Liet Early Origins



The surname Liet was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Lett, before the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086.

Close

Liet Early History


Expand

Liet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Liet research. Another 276 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Liet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Liet Spelling Variations


Expand

Liet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Liet have been found, including Lett, Layt, Laite, Layte, Let, Lete, Latt, Leyt, Letts, Lettson and many more.

Close

Liet Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Liet Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

Liet In Ireland


Expand

Liet In Ireland



Some of the Liet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Liet, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : John, Leonard and Thomas Lett, who settled in Virginia in 1651; Elizabeth may have been a wife or child of one of the foregoing; Thomas Lett arrived in Barbados in 1635.

Close

Liet Family Crest Products


Expand

Liet Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also



Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest