Peto Family History

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Peto Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Poitou, Anglo-Norman French Peitow. Hungarian (Peto): from a pet form of the personal name Péter, Hungarian form of Peter.

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

Similar surnames: Petro, Pero, Pete, Petko, Petz, Pett, Patz, Berto, Pesta, Pere

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Peto Family Origin

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Peto Family Occupations

What did your Peto ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Peto occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Peto's were Laborers. Laborer, Dealer In Fire Apparatus and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peto. A less common occupation for the Peto family was Fireman.

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  • Laborer

  • Dealer In Fire Apparatus

  • Farmer

  • Fireman


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

Peto Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Peto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peto 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Peto. 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 Peto. For the veterans among your Peto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peto Life Expectancy

What is the average Peto lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Peto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Peto in 1956 was 40, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peto

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peto 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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