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Gavitt Family History

Gavitt Name Meaning

Altered form of English (Jersey and Guernsey) Gavey: probably from the Middle English (Old French) female personal name Geve a pet form of French Genevieve from ancient Germanic Genovefa (see Cheeves ).

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


Similar surnames: Savitt, Gavin, Gavett, Gravett, Gitt, Gravitt, Leavitt, Gatt, Davino

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Where is the Gavitt family from?

You can see how Gavitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gavitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gavitt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Gavitt families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Gavitt's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gavitt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gavitt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gavitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gavitt. 15% of Gavitt men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Gavitt women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gavitt were Machinist and New Worker. .

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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
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • New Worker
    19%
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Passenger Lists

There are 277 immigration records available for the last name Gavitt. 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 Gavitt. For the veterans among your Gavitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gavitt lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gavitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Gavitt in 1955 was 53, and 49 in 2004.

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