Noble surnames, such as Cavitt, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Cavitt, 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.
Early Origins of the Cavitt family
The surname Cavitt was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Cavitt family
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Cavitt 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.
Early Notables of the Cavitt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cavitt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francois Cheval, who was living in New Orleans with his wife and his child in 1722; Jacques Bernard Chevée, who arrived in New York in 1789; A. Chavo, who, at the age of 36.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cavitt (post 1700)
- Brandon Cavitt (b. 1973), retired U.S. soccer midfielder