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Gullett Family History

Gullett Name Meaning

English (Devon): variant of Gowlett a habitational name from Wealdgullet (Essex) early recorded as Le Golet or The Gullet in Whittlebury (Northamptonshire) early recorded as le Golet or possibly some other minor place called with Middle English golet gulet colet ‘gullet; ravine’.

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


Similar surnames: Gillett, Hullett, Mullett, Gelnett, Ellett, Wallett, Gunnett, Gulley

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Where is the Gullett family from?

You can see how Gullett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gullett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gullett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Gullett families living in Kentucky. This was about 31% of all the recorded Gullett's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Gullett families in 1840.
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What did your Gullett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gullett. 27% of Gullett men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Gullett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gullett were Salesman and Laborer. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Gullett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gullett 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 960 immigration records available for the last name Gullett. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gullett. For the veterans among your Gullett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gullett lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gullett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Gullett in 1944 was 27, and 70 in 2004.

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