Pettinger Family History

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Pettinger Name Meaning

English (mainly Lincolnshire): variant of Pottinger. German: habitational name for someone from any of the places named Petting or Pötting in eastern Bavaria. German (Böttinger): habitational name for someone from any of four places in Württemberg called Böttingen.

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

Similar surnames: Gettinger, Bettinger, Pittinger, Pottinger, Hettinger, Dettinger

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Pettinger Family Origin

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Pettinger Family Occupations

What did your Pettinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pettinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Pettinger's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pettinger. A less common occupation for the Pettinger family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Pettinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Pettinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pettinger 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 879 immigration records available for the last name Pettinger. 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 Pettinger. For the veterans among your Pettinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pettinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Pettinger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Pettinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Pettinger in 1952 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pettinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pettinger 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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