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Pett Surname Meaning

English (southern): variant of Pitt . German and French (Lorraine): from the ancient Germanic personal name Petto a variant of Betto an assimilated form of Berto (see Bert ).

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

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

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Where is the Pett family from?

You can see how Pett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 75 Pett families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Pett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pett families in 1911.
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What did your Pett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Prospector were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Pett. 29% of Pett men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Pett women worked as a Prospector. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Buffer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Prospector
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Pett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pett 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Pett. For the veterans among your Pett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pett lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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