Petefish Family History

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Petefish Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of North German Bütefisch, an occupational name for a fish seller, from Middle Low German buten ‘to exchange, barter, or distribute’, but also ‘to take as booty’, so that in some cases it may have been a derogatory nickname.

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

Similar surnames: Peters, Teich, Beamish, Detering, Petrash, Preiss, Petch, Pentecost

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Petefish Family Origin

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Petefish Family Occupations

What did your Petefish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Petefish. 32% of Petefish men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Petefish women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petefish were Clerk and Factory Girl

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farm Operator
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Cosmstsloyint
  • Factory Girl

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Petefish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Petefish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petefish 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 26 immigration records available for the last name Petefish. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 277 military records available for the last name Petefish. For the veterans among your Petefish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petefish Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Petefish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Petefish in 1955 was 45, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petefish

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