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Guillet Family History

Guillet Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of the personal name Guillaume ‘William’ derived from its short form Guille 2 and perhaps also of Guy Compare Deyette Diette and Guillette .

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


Similar surnames: Guillot, Gillet, Guill, Millet, Gillem, Guillen, Gillett, Billet

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Where is the Guillet family from?

You can see how Guillet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guillet family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Guillet families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Guillet families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Guillet's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Guillet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Guillet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Guillet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Guillet. 23% of Guillet men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Guillet women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guillet were Salesman and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Farming
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    43%
  • Housework
    29%
  • Saleslady
    29%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Guillet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guillet 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Guillet. 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 777 military records available for the last name Guillet. For the veterans among your Guillet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guillet lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Guillet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Guillet in 1956 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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