Pett Family History

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Pett Name Meaning

English (southeast): variant of Pitt. French: from a Germanic personal name, Petto or Betto, a short form of any of the various compound names formed with berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Peth, Hett, Lett, Pott, Pete, Peto, Plett, Petit, Peet, Petz

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Pett Family Origin

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Pett Family Occupations

What did your Pett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pett. A less common occupation for the Pett family was Farmer. The most common Pett occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Pett's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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

Pett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Pett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pett 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pett. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pett. For the veterans among your Pett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pett Life Expectancy

What is the average Pett lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Pett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Pett in 1958 was 51, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pett 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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