Pettigrew Family History

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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

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Pettigrew Family Origin

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Pettigrew Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

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Pettigrew Life Expectancy

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