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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

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Where is the Sublette family from?

You can see how Sublette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sublette family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sublette families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Sublette families living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Sublette's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Sublette families in 1840.
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What did your Sublette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sublette. 22% of Sublette men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Sublette women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sublette were Proprietor and Secretary.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Partner
  • Dietician
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sublette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sublette 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 175 immigration records available for the last name Sublette. 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 734 military records available for the last name Sublette. For the veterans among your Sublette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sublette lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Sublette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Sublette in 1961 was 72, and 76 in 2004.

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