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Goulet Name Meaning

French:: nickname for a glutton or a topographic name for someone who lived by a narrow pass or defile from Old French goulet ‘gullet’ a diminutive of goule ‘throat’ (from Latin gula). habitational name from (Le) Goulet the name of several places in various parts of France.

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

Similar surnames: Goulart, Boule, Gault, Doucet, Boulet, Golec, Houle, Grumet, Gole

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Where is the Goulet family from?

You can see how Goulet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goulet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goulet families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 2,311 Goulet families living in Quebec. This was about 90% of all the recorded Goulet's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Goulet families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goulet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goulet ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Goulet. 27% of Goulet men worked as a Cultivateur and 14% of Goulet women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goulet were Tudiant and Journalier. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Tudiant

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servante
  • Modiste
  • Revenue
  • Journalier
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Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Goulet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goulet 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 Goulet. 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 Goulet. For the veterans among your Goulet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goulet lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Goulet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Goulet in 1942 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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