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Jewett Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Juwet, Jowet (feminine Juwette, Jowette). These originated as pet forms (with the Anglo-Norman French suffix -et(te)) of Juwe, Jowe, variants of Jull, a short form of Julian, which were borne by both men and women.

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


Similar surnames: Jennett, Rowett, Hewitt, Evett, Jewell, Hewlett, Minett, Mewes

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Where is the Jewett family from?

You can see how Jewett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jewett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jewett families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 138 Jewett families living in New Brunswick. This was about 60% of all the recorded Jewett's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Jewett families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jewett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jewett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Jewett. 57% of Jewett men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Jewett women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jewett were Labourer and Housekeeper.

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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
    57%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Labourer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Jewett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jewett 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Jewett. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Jewett. For the veterans among your Jewett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jewett lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Jewett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Jewett in 1945 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

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