Gillette Family History

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Gillette Name Meaning

English: from a feminine form of Gillett 1. French: variant spelling of Gillet.

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

Similar surnames: Gullette, Willette, Gillet, Collette, Gillett, Guillette, Millette

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Gillette Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gillette name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gillette. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Gillette Family Origin

Where is the Gillette family from?

Gillette Family Occupations

What did your Gillette ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillette. The most common Gillette occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Gillette's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gillette family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Gillette Historical Records

What Gillette family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Gillette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillette 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillette. 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 Gillette. For the veterans among your Gillette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gillette Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillette lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gillette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gillette in 1942 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillette

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillette 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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