Pettway Family History

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Pettway Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Pettaway.

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


Similar surnames: Petway, Petteway, Pettay, Pettaway, Getty, Pettis, Pett, Pettee

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Pettway Family Origin

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Pettway Family Occupations

What did your Pettway ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pettway occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 36% of Pettway's were Farm Laborers. A less common occupation for the Pettway family was Works On Farm. Farm Laborer, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pettway.

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  • Farm Laborer

    36%
  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    27%
  • Works On Farm

    9%

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

Pettway Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pettway Life Expectancy

What is the average Pettway lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pettway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Pettway in 1953 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pettway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pettway 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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