Jett Family History

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Jett Name Meaning

German: variant of Jette.

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

Similar surnames: Kett, Yett, Nett, Kott, Lett, Bett, Pett, Jette, Jent, Hett

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Jett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Jett Family Origin

Where is the Jett family from?

Jett Family Occupations

What did your Jett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Partner In Ironmongers Firm Employing 14 Men 5 Boys and Pensioner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Jett. The most common Jett occupation in the UK was Partner In Ironmongers Firm Employing 14 Men 5 Boys. 50% of Jett's were Partner In Ironmongers Firm Employing 14 Men 5 Boyss.

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  • Partner In Ironmongers Firm Employing 14 Men 5 Boys

  • Pensioner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Jett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Jett Historical Records

What Jett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Jett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jett 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Jett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Jett. For the veterans among your Jett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jett Life Expectancy

What is the average Jett lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Jett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jett in 1943 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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