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Curlett Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of Manx Corlett. Possibly a respelling of German Gurlitt, from a Germanic personal name, Gauralt, formed with a cognate of Old High German garo ‘ready’ + waltan ‘to rule’.

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

Similar surnames: Curnutt, Corlett, Burkett, Current, Curless, Coslett, Parlett

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Where is the Curlett family from?

You can see how Curlett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Curlett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Curlett families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Curlett families living in Maryland. This was about 71% of all the recorded Curlett's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Curlett families in 1840.
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What did your Curlett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Curlett. 14% of Curlett men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Merchant
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 726 immigration records available for the last name Curlett. 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 572 military records available for the last name Curlett. For the veterans among your Curlett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Curlett lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Curlett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Curlett in 1962 was 71, and 74 in 2004.

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