Gavette Family History

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Gavette Name Meaning

French Canadian spelling of French Gavet, which is probably a habitational name from Gavet in Isère or alternatively a topographic name from Gascon gavet ‘fast-flowing stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Gravett, Racette, Gavett, Clavette, Majette, Mayette, Payette

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Gavette Family Origin

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Gavette Family Occupations

What did your Gavette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gavette. 13% of Gavette men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Gavette women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gavette were Carpenter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Painter
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Clerk And Comptomctu Opustor
    10%
  • Cutter
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gavette Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gavette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gavette 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 56 immigration records available for the last name Gavette. 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 174 military records available for the last name Gavette. For the veterans among your Gavette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gavette Life Expectancy

What is the average Gavette lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gavette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gavette in 1964 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gavette

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