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Targett Family History

Targett Name Meaning

English: variant of Taggart. Possibly an altered spelling of French Target, a nickname for someone who carried a square buckler, Old French targe.

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


Similar surnames: Hargett, Argent, Largent, Barrett, Sargent, Garnett, Arnett, Carnett

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Where is the Targett family from?

You can see how Targett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Targett family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Targett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Targett family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Targett's in USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Targett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Targett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Targett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Targett. 45% of Targett men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Targett women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Targett were Superintendent and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    45%
  • Salesman
    28%
  • Laboror
    17%
  • Superintendent
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Targett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Targett 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Targett. 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 Targett. For the veterans among your Targett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Targett lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Targett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Targett in 1950 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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