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Petrus Family History

Petrus Name Meaning
Dutch: from a Latinized form of the personal name Pieter (see Peter).Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Péter (see Peter).Ukrainian: from a pet form of the personal name Petro, the Ukrainian form of Peter.

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

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26,474 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
898 Military Records
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3,413 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Petrus Families

  • Number of Petrus families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Petrus 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 Petrus last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Petrus Family Origin

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Petrus Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Petrus

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Petrus Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Petrus census records

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Petrus Civil War Service Records

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