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Follette Family History

Follette Name Meaning

French Canadian spelling of French Follet, a nickname from Old French fol ‘mad’, ‘stupid’. Compare Lafollette.

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

Similar surnames: Follett, Boulette, Collette, Tollett, Forgette, Millette, Roulette

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Where is the Follette family from?

You can see how Follette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Follette family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Follette families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Follette families living in Massachusetts. This was about 47% of all the recorded Follette's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Follette families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Follette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Follette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Follette. 22% of Follette men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Follette women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Follette were Janitor and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Follette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Follette 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 450 immigration records available for the last name Follette. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Follette. For the veterans among your Follette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Follette lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Follette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Follette in 1962 was 69, and 76 in 2004.

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