Rhett Family History

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Rhett Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch de Raedt, from Middle Dutch raet ‘advice’. This name occurs chiefly in SC.

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


Similar surnames: Hett, Hitt, Arnett, Swett, Lett, Shutt, Heit, Rivett, Rowett, Pett

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Rhett Family Origin

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Rhett Family Occupations

What did your Rhett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rhett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Rhett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rhett family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rhett.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Labor

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

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Rhett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rhett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rhett 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rhett. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rhett. For the veterans among your Rhett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rhett Life Expectancy

What is the average Rhett lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rhett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rhett in 1955 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rhett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rhett 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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