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Pettijohn Family History

Pettijohn Name Meaning
Americanized form of French Petitjean.English: variant spelling of Pettyjohn.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

42,393 Historical Documents with Pettijohn on Ancestry
6,814 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,266 Military Records
319 Immigration Records
6,291 Census and Voter Lists
27,703 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Pettijohn Families

  • Number of Pettijohn families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pettijohn families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Pettijohn last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Pettijohn census records

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Pettijohn Family Origin

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Pettijohn Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Pettijohn

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Pettijohn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pettijohn census records

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Pettijohn Civil War Service Records

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