Letts Family History

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Letts Name Meaning

English: metronymic from Lett 1. Americanized spelling of German Letz.

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

Similar surnames: Betts, Lutts, Lotts, Metts, Lett, Getts, Catts, Lents, Botts, Clutts

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Letts Family Origin

Where is the Letts family from?

Letts Family Occupations

What did your Letts ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Letts family was Boatman. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Letts. The most common Letts occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Letts's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Boatman


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

Letts Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Letts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Letts 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Letts. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Letts. For the veterans among your Letts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Letts Life Expectancy

What is the average Letts lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Letts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Letts in 1947 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Letts

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Letts 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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