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Pettet Family History

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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Where is the Pettet family from?

You can see how Pettet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pettet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pettet families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Pettet families living in Virginia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Pettet's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Pettet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pettet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pettet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pettet. 24% of Pettet men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Pettet women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pettet were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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