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Rhett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Rhett surname is an Americanized form of the Dutch de Raedt, which comes from the Middle Dutch word "raet," which means "advice."

Early Origins of the Rhett family


The surname Rhett was first found in East Flanders, a province in present day Belgium, bordering on the Netherlands.

Early History of the Rhett family


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Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1416, 1753, 1696, 1814, 1825, 1844, 1666 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Rhett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rhett Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Raet, Raete, Raetes, Raett, Raetts, Raette, Raets, Raetz, de Raet, van Raet, van der Raet and many more.

Early Notables of the Rhett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rhett family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rhett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Rhett, who landed in Carolina in 1671 [1]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)

Rhett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Rhett, who arrived in South Carolina in 1719 [1]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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Rhett (post 1700)


  • Robert Rhett (1800-1876), American secessionist politician from South Carolina (1861-1862), U.S. Senator from South Carolina (1850-1852), Attorney General of South Carolina (1832-1837)
  • Errict Rhett (b. 1970), American professional NFL football player
  • Cecily Rhett, American film editor
  • Alicia Rhett (1915-2014), American portrait painter and actress, best known for her role as India Wilkes in Gone with the Wind

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)

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