Corlett Family History

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Corlett Name Meaning

Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thorliot, a patronymic from a personal name of Old Norse origin, composed of the divine name Þórr + ljótr ‘bright’.

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


Similar surnames: Curlett, Cobbett, Coslett, Corbett, Dorsett, Catlett, Noblett

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Corlett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Corlett name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    45%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    26%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • European Jewish

    3%

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Corlett Family Origin

Where is the Corlett family from?

Corlett Family Occupations

What did your Corlett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Corlett family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corlett. The most common Corlett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Corlett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    3%

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

Corlett Historical Records

What Corlett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Corlett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corlett 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Corlett. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Corlett. For the veterans among your Corlett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corlett Life Expectancy

What is the average Corlett lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Corlett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Corlett in 1952 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Corlett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corlett 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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