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Early Origins of the Violet family


The surname Violet was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Violet family


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Violet 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 Violet were recorded, including Villet, Villette, Villettes, Violet, Vilett, Vilet, Violett and many more.

Early Notables of the Violet family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Violet 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 Violet family emigrate to North America:

Violet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ale jo Violet, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [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 Violet (post 1700)


  • Henry A. Violet, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1940 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alfred G. Violet, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Acworth, 1948 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edith Violet Moutrie MBE, British Commandant, Dorset Detachment, British Red Cross Society, honoured at the 1956 New Year Honours
  • Juno Violet Temple (b. 1989), English BAFTA Award winning actress, known for her roles in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Maleficent (2014) and Atonement (2007), daughter of Julien Temple
  • Elsie Violet Locke (1912-2001), New Zealand writer, feminist and social activist
  • Joan Violet Robinson (1903-1983), English economist
  • Violet Stobie, American 1st postmaster of what would later become known as Stobie, California, in her honor (a former settlement in Modoc County)
  • Violet Brown (1900-2017), née Mosse, a Jamaican supercentenarian who was the oldest verified living person in the world for five months
  • Violet Sleigh (b. 1935), Singapore-born, model, World War II prisoner of war, the first Miss Malaya, crowned "Miss Max Factor of Malaya" in 1953
  • Violet Frieda Hackbarth (1919-1988), birth name of Violet Frieda Hockbein, an All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player who played in the 1946 season

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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