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

Where is the Gillett family from?

Gillett Family Occupations

What did your Gillett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillett. The most common Gillett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Gillett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gillett 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 Gillett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gillett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 131,000 census records available for the last name Gillett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillett 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillett. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Gillett. For the veterans among your Gillett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gillett Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillett lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gillett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gillett in 1944 was 24, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillett 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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