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Pettus Family History

Pettus Name Meaning
English: variant of Pettis.

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

245,378 Historical Documents with Pettus on Ancestry.com
22,768 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,499 Military Records
811 Immigration Records
14,647 Census and Voter Lists
202,653 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Pettus Families

  • Number of Pettus families
     39 - 76
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pettus families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Pettus last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Pettus census records

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Pettus Family Origin

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Pettus Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Pettus families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Pettus

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Pettus Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pettus census records

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Pettus Civil War Service Records

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