Kett Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Kett Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone living near a water channel or water source, from the Bavarian dialect word Kett ‘water channel’, ‘spring’. English: Norfolk variant of Kite.

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

Similar surnames: Klett, Lett, Nett, Pett, Fett, Kitt, Keyt, Kent, Ketz, Kitz

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Kett Family Origin

Where is the Kett family from?

Kett Family Occupations

What did your Kett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kett family was Builder. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kett. The most common Kett occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Kett's were Agricultural Labourers.

View Census data for Kett | Data not to scale

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Bricklayer

  • Builder


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

Kett Historical Records

What Kett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Kett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Kett

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kett. 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.

View all Kett immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kett. For the veterans among your Kett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kett military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kett family history.

Kett Life Expectancy

What is the average Kett lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kett in 1952 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kett 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.

Look up another name