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Petter Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and English: variant of Peter. German (southwest): from Middle High German pfetter ‘godfather’ or ‘uncle’ (from Late Latin patrinus, derivative of pater ‘father’). Dutch: occupational name for someone who pumped water, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch putten, pitten, petten ‘to draw water’.

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


Similar surnames: Netter, Wetter, Ketter, Potter, Etter, Pester, Setter, Jetter, Vetter

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Petter Family Origin

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Petter Family Occupations

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  • Iron Busines

    33%
  • Laborer

    33%
  • Meinner

    33%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Petter family was Meinner. Iron Busines and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Petter. The most common Petter occupation in Canada was Iron Busines. 33% of Petter's were Iron Business.

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Petter Historical Records

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Petter Life Expectancy

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