Dennett Family History

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Dennett Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name Dennis.

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

Similar surnames: Jennett, Bennett, Gunnett, Annett, Dunnett, Kennett, Kinnett, Garnett

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Dennett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dennett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dennett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Native American—North, Central, South


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Dennett Family Origin

Where is the Dennett family from?

Dennett Family Occupations

What did your Dennett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Servant, Dressmaker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dennett. The most common Dennett occupation in Canada was Servant. 33% of Dennett's were Servants. A less common occupation for the Dennett family was Fireman.

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  • Servant

  • Dressmaker

  • Farmer

  • Fireman


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

Dennett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Dennett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dennett 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dennett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dennett. For the veterans among your Dennett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dennett Life Expectancy

What is the average Dennett lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dennett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Dennett in 1952 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dennett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dennett 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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