Pettett Family History

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Pettett Name Meaning

English: variant of Petit.

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

Similar surnames: Pettitt, Pettet, Petitt, Pettit, Pettey, Petter, Perrett, Pettee

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Pettett Family Origin

Where is the Pettett family from?

Pettett Family Occupations

What did your Pettett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pettett family was Doctor. The most common Pettett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Pettett's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pettett.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Baker

  • Doctor


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

Pettett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Pettett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pettett 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 452 immigration records available for the last name Pettett. 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 495 military records available for the last name Pettett. For the veterans among your Pettett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pettett Life Expectancy

What is the average Pettett lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Pettett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Pettett in 1955 was 30, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pettett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pettett 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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