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Personett Name Meaning

Altered form of French Personnet itself a derivative of Personne: from Old French personne ‘parson’. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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


Similar surnames: Person, Perrott, Perrett, Perone, Arnett, Pruett, Bisnett, Brunett

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Where is the Personett family from?

You can see how Personett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Personett family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Personett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Personett families living in Indiana. This was about 86% of all the recorded Personett's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Personett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Personett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Personett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Personett. 39% of Personett men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Personett women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Personett were Painter and Housewife. .

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Painter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    34%
  • Proprietor
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Personett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Personett 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 52 immigration records available for the last name Personett. 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 433 military records available for the last name Personett. For the veterans among your Personett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Personett lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Personett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Personett in 1954 was 58, and 53 in 2004.

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