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

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Willett Family Occupations

What did your Willett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Willett family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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 records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Willett ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Willett Life Expectancy

What is the average Willett lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, 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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