Petito Family History

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Petito Name Meaning

Italian: nickname for a small man (or an ironic nickname for a one), from Sicilian pititu or some other dialect word derived from French petit.

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


Similar surnames: Petit, Perito, Petite, Tito, Pretto, Petro, Peduto, Petitto, Petitt

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Petito Family Origin

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Petito Family Occupations

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

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Petito Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Petito Life Expectancy

What is the average Petito lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Petito life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Petito in 1948 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petito 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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