Pett Name Meaning

English (southeast): variant of Pitt. French: from a Germanic personal name, Petto or Betto, a short form of any of the various compound names formed with berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Peth, Hett, Lett, Pott, Pete, Peto, Plett, Petit, Peet, Petz

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Pett Family Origin

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Pett Family Occupations

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  • Baker

    17%
  • Farm Labourer

    17%
  • Labourer

    17%
  • Switchman

    17%

In 1881, the most common Pett occupation in Canada was Baker. 17% of Pett's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Pett family was Switchman. Baker, Farm Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pett.

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Pett Historical Records

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Pett Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Pett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Pett in 1958 was 51, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pett

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