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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name WILLETT


Willett : 1: English: from the Middle English personal names Wilot Wilet pet forms of Will itself a short form of William.2: English: sometimes a variant of Willard.3: English: perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Willet in Elworthy (Somerset). It is from an earlier name of Doniford Stream which rises at Willet and is probably a compound of Old English wiell will ‘spring’ + an unrecorded gīete ‘stream’.4: Variant of Willette 1 a surname of French origin.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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