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

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  • Keeps House

    29%
  • Farm Hand

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Farmer & Teacher

    14%

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

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Pettay Historical Records

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Pettay Life Expectancy

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