Pettitt Family History

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Pettitt Name Meaning

English (especially southeastern): variant spelling of Petit.

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

Similar surnames: Pettit, Petitt, Pettett, Pettet, Perritt, Levitt, Petty, Redditt

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Pettitt Family Origin

Where is the Pettitt family from?

Pettitt Family Occupations

What did your Pettitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pettitt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Pettitt's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pettitt. A less common occupation for the Pettitt family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Pettitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Pettitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pettitt 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pettitt. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Pettitt. For the veterans among your Pettitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pettitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Pettitt lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Pettitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Pettitt in 1943 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pettitt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pettitt 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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