Ouellette Family History

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Ouellette Name Meaning

Canadian spelling of French (Norman and Champenois) Ouilet, from a Frenchified form of Willet, a pet form of William.

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


Similar surnames: Ouelette, Ouillette, Gullette, Guenette, Roulette, Collette

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Ouellette Family Origin

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Ouellette Family Occupations

What did your Ouellette ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ouellette. 14% of Ouellette men worked as a Cultivateur and 9% of Ouellette women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ouellette were Laborer and Commis

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
    14%
  • Journalier
    13%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Institutrice
    9%
  • Journalier
    7%
  • Servante
    7%
  • Commis
    4%

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

Ouellette Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Ouellette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ouellette census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ouellette. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Ouellette. For the veterans among your Ouellette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ouellette Life Expectancy

What is the average Ouellette lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Ouellette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ouellette in 1948 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ouellette

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