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The Pettoe surname is a habitational name for someone from Poitou. This French region was Peitow in Anglo-Norman French.

Pettoe Early Origins



The surname Pettoe was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire at Chesterton.

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Pettoe Spelling Variations


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Pettoe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Peto, Peyto, Petoe, Peytoe, Petow, Peytow, Petto, Pettoe, Pitto, Pitoe, Pito, Peytoe, Peytot and many more.

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Pettoe Early History


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Pettoe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pettoe research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1611, 1510, 1600, 1095, 1110, 1167, 1563, 1455, 1487, 1624 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Pettoe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pettoe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pettoe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pettoe Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Humphrey Petoe, who came to Maryland in 1670; Thomas Peto, a bonded passenger, who came to Virginia in 1774; and Mary Peto, who settled in New York, NY in 1821..

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