personal name "Will" or "William." Thus, the name refers to a "son of Willet."
Early Origins of the Wilett family
Essex, where the Wilett 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 Wilett family
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Wilett Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Willet, Willett, Willhite, Willot, Willitt, Willets and many more.
Early Notables of the Wilett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wilett family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wilett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Wilett 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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