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Davitt Name Meaning

Irish (Mayo): shortened form of McDavitt see McDevitt . Americanized form of Polish Dawid .

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


Similar surnames: Cavitt, Devitt, Savitt, Mavity, Gavitt, Davin, Darity, Davie, Davino

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Where is the Davitt family from?

You can see how Davitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Davitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Davitt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Davitt families living in New Jersey. This was about 33% of all the recorded Davitt's in USA. New Jersey and 2 other states had the highest population of Davitt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Davitt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Davitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Davitt. 26% of Davitt men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Davitt women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Davitt were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Davitt. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Davitt. For the veterans among your Davitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Davitt lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Davitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Davitt in 1948 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

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