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Gavett Family History

Gavett Name Meaning

Altered form of English Gavitt . Compare 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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Where is the Gavett family from?

You can see how Gavett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gavett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gavett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Gavett families living in Rhode Island. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gavett's in USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Gavett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gavett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gavett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gavett. 26% of Gavett men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Gavett women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gavett were Salesman and Manager. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    20%
  • Salesman
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Cook
    24%
  • Teacher
    24%
  • Manager
    16%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 162 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 Cards

There are 430 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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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.

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