I’ve gone through my life spelling my surname at least half a dozen times a day and dealing with various nicknames (Petits Filous, Petty Pettis etc) but much like Tigger, I was the only one and I really rather liked it. The only other Emma Pettis I’d ever found was a 39 year old woman, living in Kent at the time of the 1901 Census along with a number of other members of the Pettis clan. However, while Googling myself (we all do it, I really don’t believe you if you claim otherwise) I found out that I am not as unusual as I would like to believe, there is another Emma Pettis.
I know. It rocked my world too 🙂
She lives in Australia – Melbourne to be precise – and takes a rather nifty photograph. This is probably my favourite of her pics, but I’d encourage you to take a look at all of her website. I’ve dropped her an e-mail to say ‘hello’, hopefully I haven’t come across as a complete weirdo and I’ll let you know if I hear back from her.