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Pallett Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire): metonymic occupational name for a maker of palliasses (straw mattresses), from Middle English, Old French pa(i)llet ‘heap of straw’, ‘straw mattress’, a diminutive of Old French paille ‘straw’.

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


Similar surnames: Pellett, Tollett, Vallet, Parlett, Vallette, Padgett, Hazlett

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Where is the Pallett family from?

You can see how Pallett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pallett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pallett families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Pallett families living in New Hampshire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Pallett's in the USA. New Hampshire and 1 other state had the highest population of Pallett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pallett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pallett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pallett. 34% of Pallett men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Pallett women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pallett were Labor and Cashier.

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Cashier
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pallett. 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 Pallett. For the veterans among your Pallett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pallett lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pallett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Pallett in 1943 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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