Gillet Family History

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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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Gillet Family Origin

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Gillet Family Occupations

What did your Gillet ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillet. The most common Gillet occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Gillet's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gillet family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Gillet Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Gillet Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillet 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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