Pitre Family History

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Pitre Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Pîtres in Eure. French: variant of pestre, pistre, agent derivatives of Old French pestel ‘pestle’, hence a metonymic occupational name for an apothecary or grocer. Italian (Pitrè): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Petre, Pille, Pike, Pile, Pique, Wire, Pipe, Pere, Pate, Tite

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Pitre Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pitre name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pitre. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Pitre Family Origin

Where is the Pitre family from?

Pitre Family Occupations

What did your Pitre ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pitre family was Fisherman. The most common Pitre occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Pitre's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pitre.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Fisherman


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

Pitre Historical Records

What Pitre family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Pitre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitre 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pitre. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pitre. For the veterans among your Pitre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pitre Life Expectancy

What is the average Pitre lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pitre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Pitre in 1947 was 41, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pitre

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pitre 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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