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Millett Surname Meaning

English: variant of Millet . Irish (Tipperary Galway and Mayo): from Míolóid or its variant Méalóid a byname based on Latin miles militis ‘soldier’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Millet, Mullett, Billett, Gillett, Tillett, Millen, Milley, Mille

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Where is the Millett family from?

You can see how Millett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Millett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Millett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 189 Millett families living in London. This was about 15% of all the recorded Millett's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Millett families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Millett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Millett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Millett. 17% of Millett men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Millett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Millett were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Retired
    9%
  • Bank Clerk
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Millett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Millett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Millett. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Millett. For the veterans among your Millett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Millett lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Millett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Millett in 1949 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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