Pettet Family History

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Pettet Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Pettit.

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

Similar surnames: Pettit, Pettey, Pettett, Petter, Patten, Peotter, Kettel, Pettitt

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Pettet Family Origin

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Pettet Family Occupations

What did your Pettet ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pettet family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pettet. The most common Pettet occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Pettet's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Pettet Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Pettet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pettet 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 Pettet. 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 Pettet. For the veterans among your Pettet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pettet Life Expectancy

What is the average Pettet lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pettet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Pettet in 1962 was 82, and 51 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pettet

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pettet 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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