First Pettits in American Series #6 –William Pettit of Louisa Co., VA -Possible French Irish Immigrant ~1720
It is said that a William Pettit (born around 1697) migrated to Louisa Co., VA around 1720. Some researchers claim William Pettit’s land of nativity was Ireland while others state that he came from France. Though vastly different countries, these two origins need not be mutually exclusive. It is very possible he (or his parents) came to Ireland after leaving France in the protestant migration.