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Willett Family History

Willett Name Meaning
English: from a pet form of Will 1.Americanized form of French Ouellette.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

617,125 Historical Documents with Willett on Ancestry.com
130,853 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,705 Military Records
7,834 Immigration Records
98,413 Census and Voter Lists
365,320 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Willett Families

  • Number of Willett families
     85 - 167
     29 - 84
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Willett families
     247 - 491
     83 - 246
     1 - 82
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Willett families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Willett census records

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Willett Family Origin

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Willett Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Willett families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Willett

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Willett Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Willett census records

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Willett Civil War Service Records

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