Devitt Family History

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Devitt Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McDevitt ‘son of David’.

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


Similar surnames: Davitt, Cavitt, Mcdevitt, Devine, Savitt, Nevitt, Devino, Devins

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Devitt Family Origin

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Devitt Family Occupations

What did your Devitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Devitt occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Devitt's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Devitt. A less common occupation for the Devitt family was Cabinet Maker.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • School

    13%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%

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

Devitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Devitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Devitt 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Devitt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Devitt. For the veterans among your Devitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Devitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Devitt lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Devitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Devitt in 1945 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Devitt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Devitt 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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