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Pettey Name Meaning

English: variant of Petty .

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


Similar surnames: Petty, Pettay, Pettee, Petter, Pettet, Pett, Petre, Petteys, Bettes

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Where is the Pettey family from?

You can see how Pettey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pettey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pettey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Pettey families living in Georgia. This was about 17% of all the recorded Pettey's in USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Pettey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pettey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pettey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pettey. 27% of Pettey men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Pettey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pettey were Clerk and House Keep. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Cook
    8%
  • House Keep
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Pettey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pettey 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 663 immigration records available for the last name Pettey. 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 Pettey. For the veterans among your Pettey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pettey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Pettey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Pettey in 1954 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

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