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Gillett Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal names Giles, Julian, or William (see Gill 1). topographic name for someone living at the top of a glen or ravine, from northern Middle English gil(l) ‘glen’ + heved ‘head’.

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


Similar surnames: Gillet, Tillett, Millett, Willett, Pellett, Gilbert, Guillet, Giller

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Gillett Family Origin

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Gillett Family Occupations

What did your Gillett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gillett family was Son. The most common Gillett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Gillett's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillett.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Labourer

    15%
  • Cabinet Maker

    7%
  • Son

    7%

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Gillett Historical Records

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

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Gillett Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillett lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, Gillett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gillett in 1944 was 24, and 72 in 2004.

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