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Kivett Name Meaning

Reduced form of Irish McKivett, which is probably a metathesized form of McKevitt, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Daibhéid (see McDevitt). Americanized of Dutch Kievit or the German cognate Kiewitt.

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


Similar surnames: Given, Minett, Kirst, Kitt, Kieft, Kitts, Kitto, Fickett, Minetti

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Where is the Kivett family from?

You can see how Kivett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kivett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kivett families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Kivett families living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kivett's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Kivett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kivett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kivett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kivett. 34% of Kivett men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Kivett women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kivett were Manager and Housekeeper.

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Attorney
    5%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 285 immigration records available for the last name Kivett. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kivett. For the veterans among your Kivett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kivett lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kivett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kivett in 1954 was 57, and 85 in 2004.

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