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Gravett Family History

Gravett Name Meaning

English (Sussex and Surrey): variant of Gravatt .

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


Similar surnames: Gravatt, Grave, Gravely, Rivett, Trivett, Graver, Graven, Privett

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Where is the Gravett family from?

You can see how Gravett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gravett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gravett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Gravett families living in North Carolina. This was about 25% of all the recorded Gravett's in USA. North Carolina and 2 other states had the highest population of Gravett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gravett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gravett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gravett. 33% of Gravett men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Gravett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gravett were Farm Laborer 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

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Gravett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gravett 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 743 immigration records available for the last name Gravett. 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 Gravett. For the veterans among your Gravett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gravett lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gravett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gravett in 1945 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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