Pewitt Family History

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Pewitt Name Meaning

Welsh: patronymic from ap ‘son of’ + Hewitt.

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


Similar surnames: Hewitt, Nevitt, Howitt, Petitti, Hewett, Hewatt, Devitt, Pritt

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Pewitt Family Origin

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Pewitt Family Occupations

What did your Pewitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pewitt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 83% of Pewitt's were Farmers. Farmer, Keep House and Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pewitt. A less common occupation for the Pewitt family was Working On Farm.

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  • Farmer

    83%
  • Keep House

    6%
  • Labor

    6%
  • Working On Farm

    6%

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

Pewitt Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pewitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Pewitt lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Pewitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Pewitt in 1954 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pewitt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pewitt 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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