History of your Surname
Get access to Petillo family records.Start a free trial

Petillo Family History

Petillo Name Meaning

Italian: possibly from a derivative of an ancient Germanic personal name (Peto Beto Bedo perhaps).

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


Similar surnames: Perillo, Petrillo, Cutillo, Pucillo, Zerillo, Petrilla, Petriello

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Petillo family from?

You can see how Petillo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petillo family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Petillo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Petillo families living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Petillo's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Petillo families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petillo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petillo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petillo. 28% of Petillo men worked as a Laborer and 35% of Petillo women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petillo were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

View Census Data for Petillo | Data not to scale

*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
    28%
  • Painter
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    35%
  • Operator
    20%
  • Proprietor
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Petillo family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Petillo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petillo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Petillo

Passenger Lists

There are 887 immigration records available for the last name Petillo. 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.

View all Petillo immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 408 military records available for the last name Petillo. For the veterans among your Petillo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Petillo military records

You've only scratched the surface of Petillo family history

Discover More

What is the average Petillo lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Petillo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Petillo in 1954 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petillo

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Petillo family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial