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Petty Family History

Petty Name Meaning
English: variant of Petit. The name is also found in Ireland, the main branch there having been established in County Kerry in the 17th century by Sir William Petty.

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

1,264,484 Historical Documents with Petty on Ancestry.com
252,456 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
31,958 Military Records
8,366 Immigration Records
175,634 Census and Voter Lists
796,070 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Petty Families

  • Number of Petty families
     207 - 411
     70 - 206
     1 - 69
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Petty families
     545 - 1,088
     182 - 544
     1 - 181
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Petty families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Petty census records

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Petty Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Petty families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Petty Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Petty

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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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Petty Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Petty census records

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Petty Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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