Pettiford Family History

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Pettiford Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French pied de fer ‘iron foot’, given perhaps to someone with an artificial foot or leg, or to a tireless walker or messenger.

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


Similar surnames: Pettigrew, Pafford, Padelford, Reliford, Pettibone, Pettijohn

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Pettiford Family Origin

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Pettiford Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Pettiford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Pettiford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pettiford family was Barber. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pettiford.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Barber

    6%

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Pettiford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pettiford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pettiford 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 Pettiford. 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 Pettiford. For the veterans among your Pettiford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pettiford Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pettiford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Pettiford in 1943 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pettiford

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