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Petterson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Pettersson or Norwegian, Danish, and Dutch Pettersen.

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


Similar surnames: Pettersen, Peterson, Otterson, Petersen, Pederson, Bertelson

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Petterson Family Origin

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Petterson Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Lodging House Keeper

    8%
  • Mariners Wife

    8%
  • Sailor

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Petterson family was Sailor. The most common Petterson occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Petterson's were Labourers. Labourer, Lodging House Keeper and Mariners Wife were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petterson.

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Petterson Historical Records

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Petterson Life Expectancy

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