Lett Family History

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Lett Name Meaning

English: from a short form of the medieval female personal name Lettice (see Leece 1). German: from Middle High German lette ‘clay’, ‘clayey soil’, hence a topographic name for someone who farmed on fertile clay soil.

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

Similar surnames: Lott, Litt, Fett, Leet, Nett, Plett, Pett, Kett, West, Latt

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Lett Family Origin

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Lett Family Occupations

What did your Lett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lett occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Lett's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Ag Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lett. A less common occupation for the Lett family was Carman.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carman


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

Lett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Lett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lett 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 Lett. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Lett. For the veterans among your Lett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lett Life Expectancy

What is the average Lett lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lett in 1941 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lett 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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