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Gillette Family History

Gillette Name Meaning

English: variant of Gillett with spelling altered and stress shifted as if it were a modern French name (see 2 below). French: variant of Gillet and in North America a variant of its altered form Gillett .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Gillette family from?

You can see how Gillette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gillette family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Gillette families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 220 Gillette families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Gillette's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gillette families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gillette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gillette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gillette. 14% of Gillette men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Gillette women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gillette were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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