Sublette Family History
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Sublette Name Meaning
French: the usual spelling in North America of Sublet ‘whistler’, from Old French sublet ‘whistle’, ‘hiss’ (from the verb subler, sibler), hence a nickname for someone who was able to whistle in imitation of birdsong, to attract and catch birds. The spelling -ette is not a feminine form, but a spelling prompted by the continuing pronunciation of final -t in American French surnames after it had become silent in European French.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Surette, Boulette, Burnette, Millette, Gullette, Durette, Colette