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Rivett Name Meaning

English (Norfolk and Suffolk): nickname from Middle English rivet(te) ‘rivet’ perhaps used for a riveter or maker of rivets. Variant of Rivette 1 a surname of French origin.

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


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

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Where is the Rivett family from?

You can see how Rivett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rivett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Rivett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 28 Rivett families living in Nebraska. This was about 20% of all the recorded Rivett's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Rivett families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rivett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rivett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rivett. 23% of Rivett men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Rivett women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rivett were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    20%
  • Nurse
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housework
    20%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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