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Packett Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Paquette. Possibly also an Americanized form of German Packert (see Packard).

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

Similar surnames: Pickett, Hackett, Ackert, Fickett, Beckett, Paskett, Shackett

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Where is the Packett family from?

You can see how Packett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Packett family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Packett families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Packett families living in Virginia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Packett's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Packett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Packett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Packett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Packett. 42% of Packett men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Packett women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Packett were Clerk 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Packett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Packett 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 326 immigration records available for the last name Packett. 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 860 military records available for the last name Packett. For the veterans among your Packett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Packett lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Packett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Packett in 1955 was 33, and 82 in 2004.

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