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Jackett Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): from the Middle English personal name Jaket perhaps a diminutive of Jack (from John) but more likely a borrowing of Old French Jacquet used for men and women alike. Americanized form of French Jacquet reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

Similar surnames: Hackett, Luckett, Hockett, Pickett, Rickett, Paskett, Duckett

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Where is the Jackett family from?

You can see how Jackett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jackett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jackett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 31 Jackett families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Jackett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Jackett families in 1911.
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What did your Jackett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Jackett. 27% of Jackett men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Agent
  • Carter
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Jackett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jackett 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 552 immigration records available for the last name Jackett. 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 641 military records available for the last name Jackett. For the veterans among your Jackett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jackett lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Jackett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Jackett in 1942 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

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