Follett Family History

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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

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Follett Family Origin

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Follett Family Occupations

What did your Follett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Follett family was Laborer. 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.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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Follett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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.

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Passenger List

There are 642 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.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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.

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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.

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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.

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