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Willet Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Willett. French: cognate of 1, from a pet form of Willaume.

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


Similar surnames: Gillet, Millet, Willett, Willes, Willets, Billet, Willey, Wollet

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Willet Family Origin

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Willet Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Willet family was Farm Laborer. The most common Willet occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Willet's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willet.

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Willet Historical Records

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Willet Life Expectancy

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