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Surette Family History

Surette Name Meaning

French Canadian: variant of French Suret, an occupational name from a diminutive of sûr ‘shoemaker’. The spelling -ette is not a feminine form, but a spelling prompted by the continuing pronunciation of final -t in Canadian French surnames after it had become silent in ordinary French vocabulary words.

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


Similar surnames: Sublette, Durette, Lorette, Boulette, Piette, Forgette, Surrette

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Where is the Surette family from?

You can see how Surette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Surette family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Surette families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 19 Surette families living in Massachusetts. This was about 73% of all the recorded Surette's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Surette families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Surette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Surette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Surette. 27% of Surette men worked as a Carpenter and 38% of Surette women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Surette were Fisherman and Housework.

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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

  • Carpenter
    27%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Fish Cutter
    9%
  • Fisherman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    38%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Housework
    13%
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What Surette family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Surette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Surette 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Surette. 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 Surette. For the veterans among your Surette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Surette lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Surette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Surette in 1951 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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