Upper left: The Fleet Coat of Arms hereby illustrated is officially documented in Burke's General Armory. The original description of the arms (shield) is as follows: "chequy or and gu. a canton ar." When translated the blazon also describes the original colors of the Fleet Arms as: "checkered gold and red; a silver upper corner."
Upper right: The Fleet Coat of Arms is positioned over the Latin motto The Work Of God implying that the family has a special commitment to the Lord's kingdom and purposes. The use of the colors white or silver and black symbolize the nobility and royalty exhibited by the family members. The jagged saw-tooth line signifies the industrious nature of the Fleets and implies ambition and a desire for accomplishment. The escallops on the top black bar of the shield denote the family's reputation for undying loyalty. On the crest, the arm holding a club signifies the power and strength of the family.
FLEET and FLEETE: COATS OF ARMS by Steven B. Madewell
FLEET SURNAME HISTORY
The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname Fleet No. 1 Histories By Hall of Names Marking Inc.
The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname Fleet No. 2 Histories and Biblography By Hall of Names Inc.
"Fleete was a scion of a Norman ancestor of the "noble family de la Flotte," whose antecedents can be traced to the 9th century in Normandy, France. This ancestor landed on the Isle of Thanet in County Kent, England in 1066 A.D. with William the Conqueror. The Domesday Book indicates that vast areas were held by the Family de Floeta, later softened to de Fleta, then to Flete. Kentish history says that Fleet, near Richborough, was anciently a place of some note, having been the inheritance of a family styled in old records as de Fleta, resident here as early as King John or Henry III. Within the manor of Fleet was formerly a Chapel of Ease to the Church of Ash." Fleet was originally from England. Henry Fleete Book by Betsy Fleet.
"Flett is the earliest recorded Orkney surname by 1137 A.D. associated particularly with the parish of Harray." Flett was originally from Scotland. By Anne Rendall
The history of Flotte ancient Norfolk in British and Dauphine in French family traces its ancestry as a family of French origin before the year 1100 and appears first in the ancient records is Norfolk and Dauphine. By Hall of Names International Inc.
Between 1140 A.D. and 1327 A.D. de Flet, ate Flete, del Flete, Fleot, le Fleet, le Fleot, Flete and Fleotig are discovered in the book of a Dictionary Of English Surnames: The Standard Guide to England Surnames, 3rd Edition. By P. H. Reaney & R. M. Wilson. See Dictionary.com
The other surnames that appear, de Fleeton, Fleeting, Fleeton, Flute, Marfleet, McFleet, Norfleet, Van Fleet, Van der Fleet and Vliet, are not of the same line.
PEDIGREE CHART OF FLEET SURNAME VARIATIONS
9th century | 11th century | ? | 12th century | | | 14th century | | | 15th century | | | 17th century | Today
de la flotte | de floeta (fleotig, le fleota, fleota) | de fleta | de Flete (le Fleet, de Flet, Flet, ate Flete, del Flete) | ------------------------- | | Flete | | | -------------------- | | | | Fleete (ffleete, ffleet) | | | | | ------------- | | | | | | Fleet | | | | | | | Fleet Fleete Flete de Flete
Sorry, no Flett and Flotte available because no evidence mentions which surname steps are correct. But, they could generate from de la Flotte included with these surnames in this chart. The century shown hereon is approximately.
WHAT THE FLEET NAME MEANS
The surname Fleet appears to be locational in origin. Our research indicates that it can be associated with the English and Scandinavians, meaning, "dweller at a cover or inlet." Although this interpretation is the result of onomastic research, you may find other meanings for the Fleet family name. Fleet Heirloom Edition, Certificate Of Registration No. 09073, By Halbert's Family Heritage.
See Kabalarian Philosophy about what Fleet & Fleete names are for.
The place-name is a compound name being formed from the syllable Fleet. The syllable derives from the Old English term "flëot" which signifies a stream, inlet or estuary. It is evident, therefore, that the place-name indicates a water-logged area on the northern bank of the estuary to the River Humber. Marfleet Family History By John K. Marfleet.
The name Fleet is from the Old English fleot, or "stream". In the 1086 Domesday book, the village is recorded under the Old English name as Fleot. LincolnshireGenWeb Project - Lincolnshire England By Louis R. Mills.
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