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Lovett Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: from Anglo-Norman French lo(u)vet, a nickname meaning ‘wolf cub’, ‘young wolf’ (see Love, Low). Scottish: variant of Lovat, a habitational name for a sept of the Frasers from Lovat near Beauly in Inverness-shire, so named from Gaelic lobh ‘rot’, ‘putrefy’ + the locative suffix -aid.

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


Similar surnames: Love, Rivett, Lovitt, Lovely, Lovell, Lycett, Lorette, Levett, Covert

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Where is the Lovett family from?

You can see how Lovett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lovett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lovett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 44 Lovett families living in Massachusetts. This was about 19% of all the recorded Lovett's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Lovett families in 1840.
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What did your Lovett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lovett. 19% of Lovett men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Lovett women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lovett were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Lovett. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Lovett. For the veterans among your Lovett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lovett lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Lovett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Lovett in 1947 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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