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Sackett Name Meaning

English (Kent): nickname perhaps for a maker of purses from Middle English sa(c)ket ‘small sack purse’. Compare Saker .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hackett, Puckett, Fickett, Jackett, Duckett, Beckett, Blackett

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Where is the Sackett family from?

You can see how Sackett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sackett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sackett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 75 Sackett families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Sackett's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sackett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sackett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sackett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sackett. 16% of Sackett men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Sackett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sackett were Carpenter and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sackett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Sackett. For the veterans among your Sackett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sackett lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sackett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sackett in 1948 was 75, and 71 in 2004.

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