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Pettaway Name Meaning

Altered spelling of English Pittaway, which is probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place named with Old English pytt ‘pit’, ‘hollow’ + weg ‘path’.

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


Similar surnames: Attaway, Pettis, Stanaway, Hathaway, Cetta, Pettay, Pettway, Petteway

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Pettaway Family Origin

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Pettaway Family Occupations

What did your Pettaway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pettaway family was Driver. The most common Pettaway occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Pettaway's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pettaway.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Farm Laborer

    18%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Driver

    9%

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

Pettaway Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pettaway Life Expectancy

What is the average Pettaway lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pettaway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pettaway in 1953 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pettaway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pettaway 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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