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Rivett Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a metalworker, from Middle English, Old French rivet ‘small nail or bolt’ (from Old French river ‘to fix or secure’, of unknown origin). French: variant of Rivet 1.

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 the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Rivett families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Rivett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rivett families in 1911.
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 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Rivett. 50% of Rivett men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmers Son
    19%
  • Labourer
    13%
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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 Canada, 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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