Gavitt Family History

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Gavitt Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. Perhaps an altered spelling of Gabbett, which is from a pet form of the personal name Gabriel.

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


Similar surnames: Savitt, Gavin, Gavett, Gravett, Gitt, Gravitt, Leavitt, Gatt, Davino

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Gavitt Family Origin

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Gavitt Family Occupations

What did your Gavitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gavitt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Gavitt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gavitt family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gavitt.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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Gavitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gavitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gavitt 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 Gavitt. 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 Gavitt. For the veterans among your Gavitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gavitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Gavitt lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gavitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Gavitt in 1955 was 53, and 49 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gavitt 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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