Pettay Family History

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Pettay Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of English Petty or French Petit.

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


Similar surnames: Pettey, Petty, Pettee, Petway, Pettway, Petta, Patty, Pett, Pettaway

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Pettay Family Origin

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Pettay Family Occupations

What did your Pettay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pettay family was Farmer & Teacher. Keeps House, Farm Hand and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pettay. The most common Pettay occupation in the USA was Keeps House. 29% of Pettay's were Keeps Houses.

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  • Keeps House

    29%
  • Farm Hand

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Farmer & Teacher

    14%

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Pettay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pettay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pettay 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 Pettay. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pettay. For the veterans among your Pettay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pettay Life Expectancy

What is the average Pettay lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pettay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Pettay in 1953 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pettay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pettay 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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