Petit Family History
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Petit Name Meaning
French, Catalan, and English (mainly Leicestershire): from Old French or Catalan petit ‘small’, hence a nickname for a small person (or an ironic nickname for a big man), or for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name. This name was common among Catalan Jews. It is also established in Ireland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Petito, Pett, Petre, Polit, Peris, Lett, Petty, Betit, Nett, Petite