Petitjean Family History

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Petitjean Name Meaning

French: from a compound of Old French petit ‘small’ + the personal name Jean (see John), hence a nickname for a small man called Jean (or an ironic nickname for a large man), or a distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same name.

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


Similar surnames: Petit, Pettyjohn, Petito, Dejean, Titman, Pittman, Eitzen, Prejean

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Petitjean Family Origin

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Petitjean Family Occupations

What did your Petitjean ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Black Smith, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petitjean. The most common Petitjean occupation in the USA was Black Smith. 20% of Petitjean's were Black Smiths. A less common occupation for the Petitjean family was Tailor.

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  • Black Smith

    20%
  • Farm Laborer

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Tailor

    20%

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

Petitjean Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Petitjean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petitjean 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 Petitjean. 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 Petitjean. For the veterans among your Petitjean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petitjean Life Expectancy

What is the average Petitjean lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Petitjean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Petitjean in 1958 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petitjean

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petitjean 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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