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Jewett Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Juwet, Jowet (feminine Juwette, Jowette). These originated as pet forms (with the Anglo-Norman French suffix -et(te)) of Juwe, Jowe, variants of Jull, a short form of Julian, which were borne by both men and women.

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


Similar surnames: Jennett, Rowett, Hewitt, Evett, Jewell, Hewlett, Minett, Mewes

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Jewett Family Origin

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Jewett Family Occupations

What did your Jewett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jewett family was Carpenter. The most common Jewett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Jewett's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jewett.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Jewett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jewett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jewett 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Jewett. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jewett. For the veterans among your Jewett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jewett Life Expectancy

What is the average Jewett lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Jewett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Jewett in 1945 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jewett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jewett 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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