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Noble surnames, such as Cavett, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Cavett, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.

Cavett Early Origins



The surname Cavett was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Cavett Spelling Variations


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Cavett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Chavot, Chavo, Chavaux, Chaveau, Chaveaux, Cheval, Chevau, Chevaux, Cheveau, Cheveaux, Queval, Quéval, Chaval, Chevet, Chevé, Chevée, Chever, Schavot, Schavo, Schaval and many more.

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Cavett Early History


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Cavett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cavett research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1789, 1804, and 1864 are included under the topic Early Cavett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cavett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cavett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cavett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cavett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Gray Cavett, aged 30, arrived in New York City in 1908 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX54-L5Q : 6 December 2014), William Gray Cavett, 10 Sep 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cavett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cavett (post 1700)



  • Richard Alva "Dick" Cavett (b. 1936), American three-time Emmy Award winning and ten-time Emmy Award nominated television personality and former talk show host, best known for his eponymous The Dick Cavett Show
  • Kenneth Cavett, American actor, known for Freedom (2015), The Men Who Built America (2012) and Boardwalk Empire (2010)
  • Denita Cavett, American Primetime Emmy Award nominated costumer designer
  • Morgan Cavett (1944-2004), American composer, son of Frank Morgan Cavett
  • Jon Cavett (b. 1966), American actor, known for his role in Star Trek
  • Frank Morgan Cavett (1905-1973), American two-time Academy Award winning writer and assistant director

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX54-L5Q : 6 December 2014), William Gray Cavett, 10 Sep 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Cavett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cavett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 27 February 2017 at 08:29.

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