Cavett Family History

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Cavett Name Meaning

diminutive of Cave 1, 3, or 4. metonymic occupational name for a laborer, from Old Occitan cavet, denoting 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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Cavett Family Origin

Where is the Cavett family from?

Cavett Family Occupations

What did your Cavett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cavett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Cavett's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cavett. A less common occupation for the Cavett family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Cavett Historical Records

What Cavett family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Cavett Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cavett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cavett 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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