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Cavenett

 

About the study

The CAVENETT Family Register is intended to be seen as an Information Exchange for people worldwide who are interested in the surname. I began researching the name as it was my mother's maiden surname. I compiled a family history book entitled 'The CAVENETT Family in Australia 1840 - 1970' (Which I have in .pdf form. If you wish to look at it please contact me)

Variant names

CABANET, CABINET, CABNET, CAVANANT, CAVANATT, CAVANETT, CAVENAT, CAVENATT, CAVENET, CAVENOTT, CAVERNETT, CAVINAT, CAVINET, CAVINETT, CAVNET, CAVONETT, KAVANAGHT, KAVENOTT

This list by no means complete. Many other variants may occur, but it is important to note that it should end with one or two T's.

Name origin

Extensive research indicates that the name may have originated in England, France (e.g. CAVINET) or Ireland (e.g CAVANAGHT).

History of the name

One of the earliest occurrences of the name is the Will of Thomas KAVENOTT in 1570 a servant of Lord DACRE who left four pounds to 'the poor people of the pysh (parish) of Myllyfarnam (Multyfarnham) in Ireland where I was borne.'

Morgan CAVENETT, servant of Prince Charles. was Buried on the 12th of October 1624 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London.

Other rare occurrences follow in the latter 17th & 18th centuries.

Name frequency

After more than forty years of research I have concluded that it is an extremely rare surname.

Distribution of the name

Currently (2012) the chief distribution of the surname is in South Australia to whence John CAVENETT immigrated in 1840 from Instow, Devon. It has then spread from SA to other Australian States and New Zealand.

Data

It is important to note that there are a number of web sites etc. where the surname CAVENETT or variant has been mistranscribed but upon analysis of the original document it has been found to be a completely different surname.

There is too much information to put in this section I will hopefully soon have links below to provide more information on the family and I am happy to correspond with people who contact me.

DNA

There is currently (2012) a DNA Y chromosome test being undertaken by a male CAVENETT descendant.

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