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Billet Name Meaning

from a reduced form of Robillet, itself a pet form of Robert. metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from a diminutive of Old French bille ‘piece of wood’, ‘stick’ (a word of Gaulish origin). metonymic occupational name for a secretary, from a diminutive of Old French bulle ‘letter’. This sense of billet did not become established until the 15th century, however, rather late for surname formation. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a banker or money changer, from German Billet ‘note’, ‘banknote’.

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


Similar surnames: Millet, Biller, Bill, Bille, Gillet, Billen, Hille, Bolle, Cilley

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Billet Family Origin

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Billet Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    13%
  • Ag Laborer

    6%
  • Agl Lab

    6%
  • Agr Lab

    6%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Ag Laborer and Agl Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Billet. A less common occupation for the Billet family was Agr Lab. The most common Billet occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Billet's were Agricultural Labourers.

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