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Doucet Family History

Doucet Name Meaning

French: nickname for a gentle-natured person a derivative of the adjective doux ‘sweet mild-mannered gentle’ (from Latin dulcis). English (Middlesex): variant of Dowsett .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Duce, Goulet, Douget, Ducat, Dolce, Duke, Couch, Court, Daoust

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Where is the Doucet family from?

You can see how Doucet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doucet family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Doucet families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 762 Doucet families living in New Brunswick. This was about 35% of all the recorded Doucet's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Doucet families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doucet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doucet ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Doucet. 21% of Doucet men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Doucet women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doucet were Labourer and Servante. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Servant
  • Commis
  • Servante
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Doucet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doucet census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Doucet. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Doucet lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Doucet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Doucet in 1950 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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