Gillett Family History

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Gillett Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal names Giles, Julian, or William (see Gill 1). topographic name for someone living at the top of a glen or ravine, from northern Middle English gil(l) ‘glen’ + heved ‘head’.

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


Similar surnames: Gillet, Tillett, Millett, Willett, Pellett, Gilbert, Guillet, Giller

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Gillett Family Origin

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Gillett Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillett. A less common occupation for the Gillett family was Carpenter. The most common Gillett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Gillett's were Farmers.

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Gillett Historical Records

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Gillett Life Expectancy

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