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Dennett Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Middle English Denis (see Dennis ) or possibly from a pet form of Denise as for example Denote a female character in Piers Plowman.

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

Similar surnames: Jennett, Bennett, Gunnett, Annett, Dunnett, Kennett, Kinnett, Garnett

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Where is the Dennett family from?

You can see how Dennett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dennett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dennett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 36 Dennett families living in Maine. This was about 51% of all the recorded Dennett's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Dennett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dennett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dennett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dennett. 16% of Dennett men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Dennett women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dennett were Proprietor and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dennett. 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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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dennett. For the veterans among your Dennett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dennett lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dennett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Dennett in 1952 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

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