Gavett Family History

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Gavett Name Meaning

English: variant of Gavitt. Alternatively, perhaps, French: variant of Gavette.

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


Similar surnames: Gravett, Gavitt, Gavette, Lovett, Gantt, Rivett, Gravitt, Gravette

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Gavett Family Origin

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Gavett Family Occupations

What did your Gavett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Banker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gavett. A less common occupation for the Gavett family was Carpenter. The most common Gavett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Gavett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Banker

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Gavett Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gavett Life Expectancy

What is the average Gavett lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Gavett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Gavett in 1963 was 75, and 82 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gavett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gavett 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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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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