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Pettis Family History

Pettis Name Meaning

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

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Name Distribution of Pettis Families

Pettis census records

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Pettis Family Origin

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Pettis Family Occupations

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Military Service by Pettis

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