First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Pettway

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Alt. Meaning

P is for proud, you can hold your head up!

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

T is for tried, tried and true you.

W is for willing, to go the extra mile

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Pettway

Vincent was born in 1965.


Kenneth Pettway is a football player. Kenneth was born on November 13th, 1982 in Houston, Texas.


Ken Pettway is an athlete. Ken was born on June 25th, 1964 in Selma, Alabama.


Jerry was born in 1944.


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Popularity of Pettway as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Pettway U.S.
  White 8.22% 64.26%
  African American 87.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.10% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Pettway

People with the last name Pettway are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Pettway

  • How Popular is the name Pettway? As a last name Pettway was the 6,976th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Pettway first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Pettway is Wednesday, October 19th, 1910.
  • How unique is the name Pettway? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Pettway. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Pettway: Your name in reverse order is Yawttep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ywatept. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Pettway? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,807 people with the last name Pettway.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Pettway? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Pettway as their last name.

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