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Petkovich Family History

Petkovich Name Meaning

Americanized form of Serbian and Croatian Petković (see Petkovic ).

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


Similar surnames: Petrovich, Perovich, Perkovich, Matkovich, Ratkovich, Petrovic

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Where is the Petkovich family from?

You can see how Petkovich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petkovich family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 10 Petkovich families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Petkovich's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Petkovich families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petkovich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petkovich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petkovich. 49% of Petkovich men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Petkovich women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petkovich were Labor and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    49%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Bartender
    7%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    43%
  • New Worker
    29%
  • Maid
    29%
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What Petkovich family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 834 census records available for the last name Petkovich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petkovich census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 282 immigration records available for the last name Petkovich. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 344 military records available for the last name Petkovich. For the veterans among your Petkovich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petkovich lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Petkovich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Petkovich in 1941 was 55, and 70 in 2004.

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