Pettaway Family History

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Pettaway Name Meaning

Altered spelling of English Pittaway, which is probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place named with Old English pytt ‘pit’, ‘hollow’ + weg ‘path’.

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


Similar surnames: Attaway, Pettis, Stanaway, Hathaway, Cetta, Pettay, Pettway, Petteway

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Pettaway Family Origin

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Pettaway Family Occupations

What did your Pettaway ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pettaway. 23% of Pettaway men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Pettaway women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pettaway were Farm Laborer and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Cook
    11%

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

Pettaway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pettaway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pettaway 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 309 immigration records available for the last name Pettaway. 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 509 military records available for the last name Pettaway. For the veterans among your Pettaway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pettaway Life Expectancy

What is the average Pettaway lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Pettaway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pettaway in 1953 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pettaway

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