Follett Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Follett Name Meaning

English: nickname for a foolish or eccentric person, from a diminutive of Foll, from Old French fol ‘mad’, ‘stupid’ (Late Latin follis, originally a noun denoting any of various objects filled with air, but later transferred to vain and empty-headed notions).

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

Similar surnames: Follette, Tollett, Folley, Bullett, Collett, Mollet, Wollett, Pallett

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Follett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Follett name?

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

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Follett Family Origin

Where is the Follett family from?

Follett Family Occupations

What did your Follett ancestors do for a living?

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

View Census data for Follett | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Follett Historical Records

What Follett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Follett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Follett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Follett

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Follett. 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.

View all Follett immigration records

Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Follett. For the veterans among your Follett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Follett military records

You've only scratched the surface of Follett family history.

Follett Life Expectancy

What is the average Follett lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Follett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Follett in 1943 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Follett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Follett 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.

Famous Follett Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name