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Cavett Family History

Cavett Name Meaning

Scottish (of French origin): altered form of French Cavet which is either a diminutive of Cave 3 or a metonymic occupational name for a laborer one who used a cavet an Old Occitan word for a tool for clearing ground for cultivation.

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

Similar surnames: Cave, Rivett, Carnett, Gravett, Calvert, Tavel, Clavette, Cadet

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Where is the Cavett family from?

You can see how Cavett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cavett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cavett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Cavett families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Cavett's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Cavett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cavett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cavett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cavett. 36% of Cavett men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Cavett women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cavett were Manager and Farmer. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Cavett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cavett 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 163 immigration records available for the last name Cavett. 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 Cards

There are 876 military records available for the last name Cavett. For the veterans among your Cavett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cavett lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Cavett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Cavett in 1949 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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