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Peteet Family History

Peteet Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Poteet, Petee, Perteet, Pettet, Peter, Petek, Petre, Petter, Petit

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Where is the Peteet family from?

You can see how Peteet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peteet family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Peteet families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Peteet families living in Georgia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Peteet's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Peteet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peteet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peteet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peteet. 27% of Peteet men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Cropper Farmer
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
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What Peteet family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Peteet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peteet 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 79 immigration records available for the last name Peteet. 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 408 military records available for the last name Peteet. For the veterans among your Peteet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peteet lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Peteet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Peteet in 1964 was 87, and 50 in 2004.

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