Avant Family History

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Avant Name Meaning

English (Devon): variant spelling of Avent.

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

Similar surnames: Avants, Vant, Alan, Avary, Arand, Wyant, Gant, Van, Vint, Gavan

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Avant Family Origin

Where is the Avant family from?

Avant Family Occupations

What did your Avant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Avant family was Laborer. The most common Avant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Avant's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Avant.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Avant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Avant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Avant 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 Avant. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Avant. For the veterans among your Avant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Avant Life Expectancy

What is the average Avant lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Avant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Avant in 1948 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Avant

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Avant 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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