Petta Family History

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Petta Name Meaning

most probably of Albanian origin, from petë ‘dented’, ‘battered’. possibly from a pet form of a female personal name such as Filippa, Jacopa, etc. from the Germanic personal name Peta, Patta.

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

Similar surnames: Cetta, Pitta, Pesta, Pett, Petti, Petro, Peth, Perla, Perna, Penna

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Petta Family Origin

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Petta Family Occupations

What did your Petta ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Petta. 50% of Petta men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Journalier

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

Petta Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Petta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petta census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Petta. 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 Card

There are 635 military records available for the last name Petta. For the veterans among your Petta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petta Life Expectancy

What is the average Petta lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Petta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Petta in 1951 was 54, and 86 in 2004.

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