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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pettus is ranked #6520 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pettus surname appeared 5,204 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Pettus.

    54.4% or 2,835 total occurrences were White.
    39.1% or 2,037 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 147 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 128 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 33 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 24 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pettus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pettus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Pettus in a Sentence

  1. Seth MoultonUS:

    After 54 years, John Lewis is still walking across Edmund Pettus Bridge in the name of freedom and equality, today I was proud to walk with John Lewis.

  2. John LewisThe:

    I gave a little blood on Edmund Pettus Bridge, i thought I was going to die. I thought I saw death.

  3. Terri Sewell:

    There is an urgent need to protect the progress we have made since the courageous Foot Soldiers of the Voting Rights Movement dared to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge 50 years ago. We have inherited their legacy, and the fight to ensure that all Americans can participate in our political process continues today, the updated coverage formula in this bill will ensure that states, like Alabama, are required to obtain federal preclearance for changes to voting practices and procedures that could have a discriminatory impact.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    To anyone who has ever wondered what you would have done during those defining moments that we read about in history books -- whether you would have risked arrest to demand votes for women or bled on the Edmund Pettus bridge to demand voting rights for all -- the answer is what you are doing now could be as important as anything that anyone has done before.

  5. Martin Luther:

    Like those who crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday, we will not accept empty promises in pursuit of my father's dream for a more equal and just America.

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a long narrow excavation in the earth
  • A. arborolatry
  • B. sheath
  • C. ditch
  • D. dint

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