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Pettersson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Petter a vernacular form of Peter . Compare Peterson 2 and Petterson .

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

Similar surnames: Pettersen, Peterson, Peerson, Persson, Andersson, Person, Catterson

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Where is the Pettersson family from?

You can see how Pettersson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pettersson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Pettersson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Pettersson families living in Ontario. This was about 76% of all the recorded Pettersson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pettersson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pettersson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pettersson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Pettersson. 100% of Pettersson men worked as a Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pettersson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pettersson 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Pettersson. 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 367 military records available for the last name Pettersson. For the veterans among your Pettersson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pettersson lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Pettersson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pettersson in 1949 was 48, and 49 in 2004.

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