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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.

Petee Early Origins



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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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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Petee Early History


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Petee Early History



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 Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Petee Early Notables (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...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Petee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Petee In Ireland


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Petee In 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    The Petee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Petee Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 November 2014 at 19:38.

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