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Vallet Name Meaning

French and English: occupational name for a manservant, Middle English, Old French vaslet, val(l)et (a diminutive of vassal ‘serf’). French: topographic name from a diminutive of val ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Mallet, Vallee, Valley, Waller, Valle, Galley, Pallett, Vallette

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Where is the Vallet family from?

You can see how Vallet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vallet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vallet families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Vallet families living in Rhode Island. This was about 44% of all the recorded Vallet's in the USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Vallet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vallet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vallet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vallet. 29% of Vallet men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Vallet women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vallet were Righuilder and Saleslady.

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Mechanic
    15%
  • Righuilder
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vallet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vallet 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 Vallet. 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 Vallet. For the veterans among your Vallet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vallet lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Vallet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Vallet in 1963 was 88, and 79 in 2004.

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