Petty Name Meaning

English: variant of Petit. The name is also found in Ireland, the main branch there having been established in County Kerry in the 17th century by Sir William Petty.

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

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Petty Family Origin

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Petty Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, the most common Petty occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Petty's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petty. A less common occupation for the Petty family was Farming.

Source: Census data for Petty | Data not to scale

Petty Historical Records

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Petty Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Petty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Petty in 1940 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petty

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