Billet Family History

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Billet Name Meaning

from a reduced form of Robillet, itself a pet form of Robert. metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from a diminutive of Old French bille ‘piece of wood’, ‘stick’ (a word of Gaulish origin). metonymic occupational name for a secretary, from a diminutive of Old French bulle ‘letter’. This sense of billet did not become established until the 15th century, however, rather late for surname formation. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a banker or money changer, from German Billet ‘note’, ‘banknote’.

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

Similar surnames: Millet, Biller, Bill, Bille, Gillet, Billen, Hille, Bolle, Cilley

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Billet Family Origin

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Billet Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Billet family was Keeping House. The most common Billet occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Billet's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Billet.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Billet Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Billet Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Billet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Billet in 1957 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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