Ellett family page
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Origins of surname
This is one of those rare family names which are derived from a female personal name. It is a diminuitive of Ellen, which is derived from Helen. The surname dates back to the 14th century in Suffolk and Lancashire.
The name first appeared in Jersey records in the 1860s. There were two families resident in St Helier at this time: James Waters Ellett and his wife Sarah Webb; and his brother John Blanchard Ellett and his wife Margaret du Feu. Both families had children. They came to Jersey from Devon.
Great War service
This will created by a member of the Ellett family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- James Ellett of 37, David Place, St Helier, baker and confectioner - 26 March 1928, D/Y/A/88
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