Lett Name Meaning

English: from a short form of the medieval female personal name Lettice (see Leece 1). German: from Middle High German lette ‘clay’, ‘clayey soil’, hence a topographic name for someone who farmed on fertile clay soil.

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


Similar surnames: Lott, Litt, Fett, Leet, Nett, Plett, Pett, Kett, West, Latt

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Lett Family Origin

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Lett Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lett. A less common occupation for the Lett family was Keeping House. The most common Lett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Lett's were Farmers.

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Lett Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Lett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lett in 1941 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lett

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