Catlett Family History

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Catlett Name Meaning

English: from the medieval female personal name Cat(e)let, a pet form of Catlin.

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

Similar surnames: Wallett, Bartlett, Catrett, Hallett, Gillett, Garnett, Barlett

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Catlett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Catlett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Catlett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Catlett Family Origin

Where is the Catlett family from?

Catlett Family Occupations

What did your Catlett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Catlett family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Catlett. The most common Catlett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Catlett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Catlett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Catlett Historical Records

What Catlett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Catlett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Catlett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Catlett. 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 Card

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

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Catlett Life Expectancy

What is the average Catlett lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Catlett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Catlett in 1941 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Catlett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Catlett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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