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

Where is the Gavette family from?

Gavette Family Occupations

What did your Gavette ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gavette occupation in the USA was Check Steamer. 50% of Gavette's were Check Steamers. Check Steamer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gavette.

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  • Check Steamer

  • Laborer


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

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 the UK, 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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gavette 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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