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Pete Family History

Pete Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Peet 2 or from a pet form of Peter . Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Péter (see Peter ). English and Scottish: variant of Peat or Peet Altered form of French Pitre . Native American (Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Pete (short form of Peter ) as a surname.

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


Similar surnames: Peto, Pee, Petek, Petre, Peter, Petz, Pere, Pett, Pate, Pote

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Where is the Pete family from?

You can see how Pete families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pete family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pete families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Pete families living in Louisiana. This was about 53% of all the recorded Pete's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Pete families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pete surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pete ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pete. 34% of Pete men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Pete women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pete were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Pete. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pete census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pete. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Pete. For the veterans among your Pete ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pete lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pete life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Pete in 1944 was 51, and 66 in 2004.

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