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Gallet Family History

Gallet Name Meaning

French:: nickname for a cheerful companion a noun derivative of the Old French verb gal(l)er ‘to enjoy oneself to have fun’. from a pet form of the personal name Gall .

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


Similar surnames: Galle, Mallet, Vallet, Goulet, Pallett, Galley, Galler, Gillet

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Where is the Gallet family from?

You can see how Gallet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gallet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gallet families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gallet family living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Gallet's in USA. Illinois and 3 other states had the highest population of Gallet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gallet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gallet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gallet. 21% of Gallet men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Gallet women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gallet were Carpenter and Dressmaker. .

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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
    21%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Janitor
    13%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    60%
  • Dressmaker
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gallet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gallet 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 Gallet. 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 343 military records available for the last name Gallet. For the veterans among your Gallet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gallet lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gallet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gallet in 1962 was 68, and 83 in 2004.

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