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Petter Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and English: variant of Peter. German (southwest): from Middle High German pfetter ‘godfather’ or ‘uncle’ (from Late Latin patrinus, derivative of pater ‘father’). Dutch: occupational name for someone who pumped water, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch putten, pitten, petten ‘to draw water’.

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

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Petter Family Origin

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Petter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, the most common Petter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Petter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Petter family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petter.

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Petter Historical Records

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Petter Life Expectancy

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