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Truett Family History

Truett Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trewhitt in Northumbria, named from Old Norse tyri ‘dry resinous wood’ + possibly an Old English wiht ‘river bend’.

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


Similar surnames: Strutt, Trent, Trust, Arnett, Errett, Frett, Trivett, Tutt, Brett

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Where is the Truett family from?

You can see how Truett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Truett family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Truett families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Truett families living in Indiana. This was about 15% of all the recorded Truett's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Truett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Truett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Truett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Truett. 25% of Truett men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Truett women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Truett were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Laundress
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Truett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Truett 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 583 immigration records available for the last name Truett. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Truett. For the veterans among your Truett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Truett lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Truett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Truett in 1946 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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