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Pitre Family History

Pitre Surname Meaning

French: variant of Pistre itself a variant of Pestre an occupational name for a baker or pastry cook from an agent derivative of Old French pester ‘to knead’. Compare Peat Peet Peete Peets Pete Peters and Petre . French: habitational name from Pîtres in Eure. Italian (Sicily; Pitrè): possibly of French origin (see 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Petre, Pille, Pike, Pile, Pique, Wire, Pipe, Pere, Pate, Tite

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Where is the Pitre family from?

You can see how Pitre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pitre family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pitre families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 9 Pitre families living in Devon. This was about 17% of all the recorded Pitre's in United Kingdom. Devon and 1 other county had the highest population of Pitre families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pitre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pitre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pitre. 27% of Pitre men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Pitre women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pitre were Helper and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Fisherman
    7%
  • Helper
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Pitre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitre census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pitre. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Pitre. For the veterans among your Pitre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pitre lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Pitre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Pitre in 1947 was 41, and 67 in 2004.

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