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Pettyjohn Family History

Pettyjohn Name Meaning
English: from Old French petit ‘little’ + the personal name John, hence a nickname for a little man (or an ironic nickname for a big man; compare the character Little John in the legend of Robin Hood) named John.

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

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10,332 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,831 Military Records
201 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Pettyjohn Families

  • Number of Pettyjohn families
     32 - 62
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Pettyjohn families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Pettyjohn last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Pettyjohn Family Origin

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Pettyjohn Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Pettyjohn

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Pettyjohn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Pettyjohn census records

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Pettyjohn Civil War Service Records

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