When Laura Jewett was born in 1863, in New York, United States, her father, Horace B Jewett, was 30 and her mother, Delphine Merritt, was 19. She lived in Westville, Franklin, New York, United States in 1875. She died about 1881, at the age of 19.
English (northern): from the Middle English female personal name Jouet, Jouot, Juet. This was an Anglo-Norman French pronunciation of the Biblical name Judith and also a pet form (with the Anglo-Norman French suffix -et(te)) of both Judith and the much commoner female name Julian (from Latin Juliana, a derivative of Julius). See Jew and Julian .
Americanized form of French Jouet or Jouët (see Jouett ) and possibly also of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname.
History: This surname is listed along with the variant Jouett in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.