Petterson Family History

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Petterson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Pettersson or Norwegian, Danish, and Dutch Pettersen.

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

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Petterson Family Origin

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Petterson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Keeping House

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petterson. A less common occupation for the Petterson family was Keeping House. The most common Petterson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Petterson's were Farmers.

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Petterson Historical Records

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Petterson Life Expectancy

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