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The name Petee is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Petee was a name used for a small person. The surname Petee originally derived from the Old French word Petit which referred to small or tiny. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Petee family


The surname Petee was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times as Lords of the Manor of Ilmington conjecturally descended from the land holder recorded in the Domesday Book survey taken in 1086 A.D., as being held by Alric the pre-conquest holder from Robert of Stafford.

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Early History of the Petee family

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Early History of the Petee family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Petee research.
Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1296, 1395, 1382, 1623, 1583, 1639, 1628, 1629, 1621, 1661, 1660, 1623 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Petee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Petee Spelling Variations

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Petee Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Petee include Pettey, Petty, Pettie, Pety, Petie and others.

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Early Notables of the Petee family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Petee family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Maximilian Petty (c 1583-1639), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1628 to 1629; Edmund Petty (c. 1621-1661), an English lawyer...
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Migration of the Petee family to Ireland

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Migration of the Petee family to Ireland


Some of the Petee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Petee family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Petee family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Petee were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Petee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michele Petee, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1899

Petee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Petee, aged 16, who arrived in America, in 1912
  • Ethel C. Petee, aged 35, who arrived in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1915
  • Harold T. Petee, aged 40, who arrived in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1915
  • Virginia T. Petee, aged 9, who arrived in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Petee (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Petee (post 1700)


  • Maia Petee (b. 1986), American actress, known for her work on A Modern Pride and Prejudice (2011) and At Bay: The Sequel to Offshore (2010)

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