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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Col"let
  1. A small collar or neckband.
  2. [Mech] A small metal ring; a small collar fastened on an arbor; as, the collet on the balance arbor of a watch; a small socket on a stem, for holding a drill.
  3. [Jewelry]
    1. The part of a ring containing the bezel in which the stone is set.
    2. The flat table at the base of a brilliant. See Illust. of Brilliant.
      "How full the collet with his jewel is!" [Cowley.]

Etymology: F. collet, dim. fr. L. collum neck. See Collar

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  1. A band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewelry setting
  2. A cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe
  3. A metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting

Notable Persons With the Last Name Collet

Christopher Collet is an actor. He was most active from 1983 to 2008. Christopher was born on March 13th, 1968 in New York City.


Vincent Collet is a basketball player for the Strasbourg IG, Le Mans, Le Mans Sarthe Basket, ASVEL Basket, and STB Le Havre in the LNB Pro A and Eurocup Basketball. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to 1998. Vincent was born on June 6th, 1963 in Sainte-Adresse.


Pierre Collet was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1943 to 1977. Pierre was born on March 10th, 1914 in Montrouge, France. He left this life on October 30th, 1977.


Henri was born on November 5th, 1885. He died on November 23rd, 1951.


John Caskie Collet was a Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Judge of theUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Judge of theUnit. John was born on May 25th, 1898 in Keytesville, Missouri. He passed away on December 5th, 1955.


Robert Collet is a horse trainer. Robert was born on May 6th, 1948 in France.


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Popularity of Collet as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Collet U.S.
  White 82.39% 64.26%
  African American 1.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Collet

People with the last name Collet are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Collet

  • How Popular is the name Collet? As a last name Collet was the 25,459th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Collet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Collet is Tuesday, July 23rd, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Collet? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Collet. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Collet: Your name in reverse order is Telloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ecollt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Collet? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 971 people with the last name Collet.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Collet? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Collet as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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