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Re: pettyfer
Posted by: Russel Pettifer Date: July 13, 2001 at 12:16:46
In Reply to: pettyfer by pat scutt of 82

My ancesters come from the South East of England.You will find that there are several spellings of Pettyfur Pettifer,Pettifor,Pettifore,Pettiford,Puttifor Puttiphur.The name derives from a nickname given to an old roman foot soldier or a one footed roman soldier,it means iron foot,It is also found in France again from the Romans and the Germans have an equivalent known as Stelfot.If I was you I would carry on looking with an open mind to the spelling you will probably find it will change.I hope this has been helpful


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