personal name "Will" or "William." Thus, the name refers to a "son of Willet."
Early Origins of the Wilatt family
Essex, where the Wilatt family held a family seat from very ancient times. Records of the name in Essex and the surrounding shires date back to the Middle Ages, during the years immediately following the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Wilatt family
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Wilatt Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Willet, Willett, Willhite, Willot, Willitt, Willets and many more.
Early Notables of the Wilatt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wilatt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Willet, who settled in Plymouth in 1630; Henry Willet, who settled in Virginia in 1640; as did George, Richard, John, and William Willet in 1652.
The Wilatt Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Dieu et mon devoir
Motto Translation: God and my work.
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