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SPILLETT Family HistoryThis unusual and interesting name is of Medieval English origin and is an occupational surname for a person who split the timbers used in boatbuilding, an important medieval occupation, which was widespread in the Medway on the coast of Kent. The derivation is from the Old English pre 7th Century "spillan", to destroy, or the Old High German "Spaltan". to split. There are numerous recordings of this name in Kent, which supports this theory. Amongst the early sample recordings in Kent is the marriage between Arthur Spillet and Sarah Manasse or 24th June 1600 at St.
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