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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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Where is the Pettett family from?

You can see how Pettett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pettett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pettett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Pettett family living in Indiana. This was about 25% of all the recorded Pettett's in USA. Indiana and 3 other states had the highest population of Pettett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pettett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pettett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pettett. 33% of Pettett men worked as a Farmer and 55% of Pettett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pettett were Manager and Operator. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Operator
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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