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Pettee Name Meaning

English: altered form of Petty .

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

Similar surnames: Pettey, Petee, Pattee, Jette, Better, Pett, Petty, Petre, Portee

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Where is the Pettee family from?

You can see how Pettee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pettee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pettee families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Pettee families living in Massachusetts. This was about 48% of all the recorded Pettee's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Pettee families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pettee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pettee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pettee. 23% of Pettee men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Pettee women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pettee were Machinist and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Painter
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pettee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pettee census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 446 immigration records available for the last name Pettee. 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 Cards

There are 937 military records available for the last name Pettee. For the veterans among your Pettee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pettee lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pettee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pettee in 1962 was 77, and 85 in 2004.

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