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Cavitt Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of McCavitt a variant of McKevitt .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Davitt, Savitt, Mavity, Devitt, Catt, Capito, Gavitt, Mcdavitt

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Where is the Cavitt family from?

You can see how Cavitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cavitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cavitt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Cavitt families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Cavitt's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Cavitt families in 1840.
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What did your Cavitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cavitt. 30% of Cavitt men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Cavitt women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cavitt were Farming and Cook. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Cook
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 206 immigration records available for the last name Cavitt. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cavitt. For the veterans among your Cavitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cavitt lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cavitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Cavitt in 1945 was 32, and 69 in 2004.

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