Willet Family History

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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

What did your Willet ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willet. 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.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Willet ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Willet Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Willet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willet census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Willet. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Willet. For the veterans among your Willet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willet Life Expectancy

What is the average Willet lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Willet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Willet in 1951 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Willet

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willet ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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