Petta Family History

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Petta Name Meaning

most probably of Albanian origin, from petë ‘dented’, ‘battered’. possibly from a pet form of a female personal name such as Filippa, Jacopa, etc. from the Germanic personal name Peta, Patta.

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

Similar surnames: Cetta, Pitta, Pesta, Pett, Petti, Petro, Peth, Perla, Perna, Penna

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Petta Family Origin

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Petta Family Occupations

What did your Petta ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Petta. The most common Petta occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 33% of Petta's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Petta family was Lawyer.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Lawyer


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

Petta Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Petta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petta 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Petta. 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 635 military records available for the last name Petta. For the veterans among your Petta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petta Life Expectancy

What is the average Petta lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Petta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Petta in 1951 was 54, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petta

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petta 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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