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Gillet Family History

Gillet Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gillett. French: from a pet form of the personal name Giles 1.

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


Similar surnames: Millet, Gillen, Gilles, Gillem, Willet, Gille, Gillett, Guillet

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Where is the Gillet family from?

You can see how Gillet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gillet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gillet families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 181 Gillet families living in New York. This was about 58% of all the recorded Gillet's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Gillet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gillet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gillet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gillet. 20% of Gillet men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Gillet women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gillet were Clerk and Housework.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Office Clerk
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
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What Gillet family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Gillet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillet 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillet. 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 Gillet. For the veterans among your Gillet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gillet lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gillet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Gillet in 1962 was 77, and 65 in 2004.

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