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Petek Family History

Petek Name Meaning
Slovenian and Croatian (northern Croatia): nickname from Slovenian (and Croatian dialect) peti ‘fifth’ or from petek ‘Friday’, perhaps denoting a child born as a fifth child or on a Friday, or (more probably) denoting an ill-fated person, because Friday was considered unlucky in the Middle Ages. This is a very frequent Slovenian surname.Hungarian: either a borrowing of the Slovenian name or from a pet form of the personal name Péter, Hungarian form of Peter.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

4,843 Historical Documents with Petek on Ancestry.com
2,043 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
480 Military Records
496 Immigration Records
1,204 Census and Voter Lists
620 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Petek Families

  • Number of Petek families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Petek families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Petek last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Petek Family Origin

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Petek Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Petek

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Petek Family Occupations

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Military Service by Petek

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