Links to other lasletts on the web
J and S Jewellery Unique high street fashion costume jewellery that you can buy online.
Jennifer Laslett Jewelery Designer
Sophie Laslett Photographer
Kate Lauer is a writer on food, on travel and on whatever takes her fancy
Kyan Laslett Obrien Kyan makes music
Townhouse Gardens Mike Laslett Obrian
Phil Laslett - Drummer (David Reece Williams Trio)
Lesley Laslett Circle dancing
John Laslett UCLA Personal site
Laslett Blue and Associates
Lasslett Rubber and Plastics
Jim Laslett Singer songwriter.
Kite and Laslett Studio. Kite & Laslett are a newly formed architectural installation-art collective. Sebastian Kite and Will Laslett are both graduates from the Westminster School of Architecture. You can see their videos on vimeo
Dave Laslett Digital Artist/Photograper - facebook
Rosy Laslett Artist
Ali Laslett Life Photography
Ninya Mikhaila Maker of high quality reconstructions and replicas of historic dress
Peter Laslett Obituary
Rhaune Laslett O'Brien
If you would like me to add your laslett site link to the list above please email me firstname.lastname@example.org with the name, the URL, and a brief description of your web site.
Origins of the Laslett surnane
There is some debate as to the origins of the surname laslett. Some think it is Huguenot (maybe because it has the tell tale double 't' at the end ). But it is not listed in any Huguenot surname index that I can find. Others believe that it is a Kent misspelling of Lacey (Gorden Lasslett says it is the other way around) or some other surname. See this page in genealogy.com It's origin in the current spelling certainly seems to be have become fixed in the South Eastern corner of Kent in the UK during the last few hundred years. Correspondence on the origin of the Laslett family name.
Natasha Laslett writes "My dad (Richard Laslett) said that our surname originated from a town called ESLETTES in Northern France, we were then called de l’Eslettes… which became Laslett. J it’s a theory but Eslettes does exist http://maps.google.fr/maps?hl=fr&tab=wl
My father, Ralph Oliver Campbell Laslett 1913-1998, used to tell me when I was a lad, that the name Laslett, originated from the time of William the Conquerer. Prior to 1066 etc he was sent over to spy out the land, and, as he flitted around from place to place he was known as the little bird, which in the French is 'L'oiseaulette'. This through ensuing years, and due to registrars only being able to spell phonetically, the name became Laslett. So pleased was William with the work done by our ancestor, that he gave him a plot of land to farm outside of Sandwich, Kent. This may be a romantic thought, but I would like to believe it.
David R Laslett
Laslett Family History is a growing record of Laslett Family members over the last few hundred years. As a family record it is by no means complete and we ask you to email us with your additions, updates and corrections.
Laslett is listed in wikipedia. You can add to my entry there or amend it if you wish.
Laslett Family Genealogy Forum This forum has had posts from Lasletts over the past few years - you could join the debate.
I have put Gordon Lasslett's word file (below) on-line in html format as laslett.info/family/history. If you wish to add to it please email me or Gordon Lasslett
Here is Gordon Lasslett's master Word file 'a brief history.doc' containing The Laslett Family history This is the word file that I used to create the original html pages here -- it may take some time to download. For further informationon on A Brief History please email Gordon Lasslett who is the editor of 'a brief history.doc. He would particulary like your input if you have information to add to the master file.