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Gavitt Family History

Gavitt Name Meaning
English: of uncertain origin. Perhaps an altered spelling of Gabbett, which is from a pet form of the personal name Gabriel. UK 1. Not in RW, EML.

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

40,562 Historical Documents with Gavitt on Ancestry
4,933 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,230 Military Records
222 Immigration Records
5,147 Census and Voter Lists
29,030 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gavitt Families

  • Number of Gavitt families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gavitt families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gavitt last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gavitt Family Origin

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Gavitt Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gavitt

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Gavitt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gavitt Civil War Service Records

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