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

Pettie Early Origins



The surname Pettie 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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Pettie Spelling Variations


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Pettie Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Pettie has undergone many spelling variations, including Pettey, Petty, Pettie, Pety, Petie and others.

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Pettie Early History


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Pettie Early History



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

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Pettie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Pettie In Ireland


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Pettie In Ireland



Some of the Pettie 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Pettie were among those contributors:

Pettie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Pettie, aged 21, arrived in Barbados in 1683
  • John Pettie landed in America in 1685
  • John Pettie, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

Pettie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Pettie, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pettie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pettie (post 1700)



  • Darren Pettie, American actor, known for his work in Ghost Town (2008), The International (2009) and Approaching Union Square (2006)
  • John Pettie RA (1839-1893), Scottish painter, Member of the Royal Academy in 1866
  • James "Seaweed" Pettie (b. 1953), Canadian retired NHL ice hockey player who played 21 games for the Boston Bruins (1976-1978)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    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. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. 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.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pettie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pettie 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 2 January 2016 at 09:24.

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