Rivett Family History

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Rivett Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a metalworker, from Middle English, Old French rivet ‘small nail or bolt’ (from Old French river ‘to fix or secure’, of unknown origin). French: variant of Rivet 1.

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

Similar surnames: Trivett, Rivet, Privett, Rivers, Gravett, Rivest, Rivette, Lovett

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Rivett Family Origin

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Rivett Family Occupations

What did your Rivett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rivett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Rivett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rivett family was Keeping House. Farmer, Blacksmith and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rivett.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rivett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rivett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Rivett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rivett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rivett. 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 Card

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

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Rivett Life Expectancy

What is the average Rivett lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rivett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Rivett in 1945 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rivett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rivett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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