Pettey Family History

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Pettey Name Meaning

Variant of English Petty or French Petit.

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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Pettey Family Origin

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Pettey Family Occupations

What did your Pettey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pettey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Pettey's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pettey. A less common occupation for the Pettey family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Pettey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Pettey Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pettey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pettey 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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