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Fett Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a fat man, from Middle Low German vett ‘fat’. English: nickname from Old French fait, Middle English fet ‘suitable’, ‘comely’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms named with Old Norse fit ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Nett, Flett, Frett, Best, Belt, Lett, Ott, Feit, Fitt, Felt

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Where is the Fett family from?

You can see how Fett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fett families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Fett family living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Fett's in the USA. Illinois and 2 other states had the highest population of Fett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fett. 32% of Fett men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Fett women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fett were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Fett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fett 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fett. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Fett. For the veterans among your Fett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fett lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fett in 1944 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

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