When Elizabeth Gillett was born in 1779, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Gillett, was 25 and her mother, Lucy Slade, was 19. She married Richard Bates on 14 July 1805, in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died in January 1866, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87.
English: when pronounced with a soft G (/dʒ/), it is usually from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Gillet, Gilot, Giliot, or Geliot. These are diminutives of Gille or Gilly, which are commonly pet forms of the (often female) name Gilian, Gelian (see Gillian ). Gilot and Gillet are also probably pet forms of Giles .
English (of Norman origin): when pronounced with hard G, it is more likely from the Middle English personal name Gilot, a borrowing of Old French Guillot, a pet form of Guillaume (see William ) and a doublet of Willett .
English: habitational name from one or other of the numerous minor places called Gillhead, such as those in the parishes of Matterdale, Moresby, Castle Sowerby, and Westward (all Cumberland), formed from Middle English gil(le) ‘ravine, narrow valley’ (Old Norse gil) + hed, heved ‘head’. This would become Gillett, with hard g.