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Pettis Name Meaning

English: From the possessive or plural form of Middle English pytte, pitte ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a pit, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Pett in East Sussex.

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


Similar surnames: Bettis, Petter, Peters, Petri, Gattis, Betts, Mattis, Gettig, Wettig

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Pettis Family Origin

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Pettis Family Occupations

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  • Agr Laborer

    67%
  • Farmer

    33%

In 1881, Agr Laborer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pettis. The most common Pettis occupation in the UK was Agr Laborer. 67% of Pettis's were Agr Laborers.

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Pettis Historical Records

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Pettis Life Expectancy

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