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Marlett Family History

Marlett Name Meaning

Variant of Marlette a surname of French origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Marlette, Parlett, Targett, Parlette, Malette, Malott, Pallett

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Where is the Marlett family from?

You can see how Marlett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marlett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marlett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Marlett families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Marlett's in USA. New York had the highest population of Marlett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Marlett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Marlett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Marlett. 24% of Marlett men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Marlett women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marlett were Painter and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    20%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Marlett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marlett 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 294 immigration records available for the last name Marlett. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Marlett. For the veterans among your Marlett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marlett lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Marlett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Marlett in 1958 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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