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Billet Name Meaning

from a reduced form of Robillet, itself a pet form of Robert. metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from a diminutive of Old French bille ‘piece of wood’, ‘stick’ (a word of Gaulish origin). metonymic occupational name for a secretary, from a diminutive of Old French bulle ‘letter’. This sense of billet did not become established until the 15th century, however, rather late for surname formation. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a banker or money changer, from German Billet ‘note’, ‘banknote’.

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


Similar surnames: Millet, Biller, Bill, Bille, Gillet, Billen, Hille, Bolle, Cilley

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Billet Family Origin

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Billet Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Cultivateur

    25%
  • Hunter

    25%

In 1881, Farmer and Cultivateur were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Billet. The most common Billet occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Billet's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Billet family was Hunter.

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