Willett Family History

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Willett Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Will 1. Americanized form of French Ouellette.

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

Similar surnames: Willette, Willet, Gillett, Tillett, Wallett, Pellett, Gillet, Willits

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Willett Family Origin

Where is the Willett family from?

Willett Family Occupations

What did your Willett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Willett family was Carpenter. The most common Willett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Willett's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Willett.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Willett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Willett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Willett 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Willett. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Willett. For the veterans among your Willett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Willett Life Expectancy

What is the average Willett lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Willett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Willett in 1940 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Willett 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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