Pethel Family History

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Pethel Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Welsh Bethel.

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


Similar surnames: Pethtel, Bethell, Bethea, Bethel, Metzel, Rechel, Berthel, Petree

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Pethel Family Origin

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Pethel Family Occupations

What did your Pethel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pethel family was Laborer. Farming, Farmer and Farmlaborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pethel. The most common Pethel occupation in the USA was Farming. 33% of Pethel's were Farmings.

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  • Farming

    33%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Farmlaborer

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pethel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pethel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pethel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pethel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Pethel. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Pethel. For the veterans among your Pethel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pethel Life Expectancy

What is the average Pethel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pethel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Pethel in 1944 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pethel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pethel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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