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Pettey is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a small person. The surname Pettey 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.

Pettey Early Origins



The surname Pettey 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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Pettey Spelling Variations


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Pettey Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Pettey has appeared include Pettey, Petty, Pettie, Pety, Petie and others.

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Pettey Early History


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Pettey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pettey 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 Pettey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pettey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pettey 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 Pettey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pettey In Ireland


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Pettey In Ireland



Some of the Pettey 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Pettey arrived in North America very early:

Pettey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Pettey who settled in New Hampshire in 1718
  • Ann Pettey settled in Maryland in 1740

Pettey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J E Pettey, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860

Pettey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ebenezer Pettey, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pettey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pettey (post 1700)



  • Pat Pettey, American Democratic politician, Member of the Kansas Senate (2013-)
  • Philip Edward Pettey (b. 1961), former American NFL football guard from Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Kyle Pettey, Canadian two-time silver and bronze medalist Paralympian athlete

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Pettey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pettey 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.

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