Puckett Family History

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Puckett Name Meaning

English (Dorset): of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Pocket(t), from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French poque ‘small pouch’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of purses and pouches or a nickname. Alternatively it could be from a diminutive of Middle English pouk(e) ‘evil spirit’, ‘puck’, ‘goblin’.

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

Similar surnames: Duckett, Plunkett, Hackett, Pickett, Luckett, Pallett, Cockett

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Puckett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Puckett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Puckett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Puckett Family Origin

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Puckett Family Occupations

What did your Puckett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Puckett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Puckett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Puckett family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Puckett.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Puckett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Puckett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Puckett 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Puckett. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Puckett. For the veterans among your Puckett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Puckett Life Expectancy

What is the average Puckett lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Puckett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Puckett in 1943 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Puckett 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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