Rivet Family History

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Rivet Name Meaning

French: from a diminutive of Old French rive ‘(river) bank’, ‘shore’ (see Rives). Northern French and English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of bolts (see Rivett).

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

Similar surnames: Rivett, Rives, Rivers, Ives, Vinet, Ravel, Rimer, Privett, Driver

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Rivet Family Origin

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Rivet Family Occupations

What did your Rivet ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Modiste were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rivet. 9% of Rivet men worked as a Cultivateur and 10% of Rivet women worked as a Modiste. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rivet were Laborer and Brodeuse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
  • Journalier
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Modiste
  • Mnagre
  • Soeur Cult
  • Brodeuse

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

Rivet Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Rivet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rivet 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rivet. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rivet. For the veterans among your Rivet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rivet Life Expectancy

What is the average Rivet lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rivet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Rivet in 1953 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rivet

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rivet 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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