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Pettigrew Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): probably a nickname for a small man, from Old French petit ‘little’, ‘small’ + cru ‘growth’ (past participle of creistre ‘to grow, increase’). Another possible explanation is that it is a nickname for a man with long thin legs, from Old French pie de grue ‘crane’s foot’. The surname is also established in Ireland, having been taken there first by Scottish settlers, and then also by Huguenots who went to County Tyrone in the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Petticrew, Pottinger, Pettibone, Pettinato, Petre, Pettie, Petite

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Pettigrew Family Origin

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Pettigrew Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Pettigrew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Pettigrew's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pettigrew family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pettigrew.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Pettigrew Historical Records

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Pettigrew Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Pettigrew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pettigrew in 1944 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

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