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Durette Family History

Durette Name Meaning

French: either a respelling of Duret, a nickname from a diminutive of dur ‘hard’, ‘obstinate’, or a feminine form of the same name.

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


Similar surnames: Surette, Duree, Lorette, Guyette, Durrette, Burnette, Durante

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Where is the Durette family from?

You can see how Durette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durette family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Durette families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 17 Durette families living in Alabama. This was about 52% of all the recorded Durette's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Durette families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Durette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Durette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Durette. 22% of Durette men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Durette women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durette were Loom Fixer and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Loom Fixer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Weaver
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Durette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durette census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 382 immigration records available for the last name Durette. 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 346 military records available for the last name Durette. For the veterans among your Durette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Durette lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Durette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Durette in 1962 was 53, and 93 in 2004.

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