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Petr Family History

Petr Name Meaning

Czech: from the personal name Petr (see Peter).

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


Similar surnames: Peter, Petru, Petre, Peer, Petz, Peto, Pete, Petro, Petri, Peth

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Where is the Petr family from?

You can see how Petr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petr family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Petr families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 12 Petr families living in Illinois. This was about 32% of all the recorded Petr's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Petr families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housemaid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petr. 47% of Petr men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Petr women worked as a Housemaid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petr were Trimmer and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Tailor
    11%
  • Trimmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housemaid
    40%
  • Packer
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Cook
    20%
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What Petr family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Petr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petr 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 660 immigration records available for the last name Petr. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Petr. For the veterans among your Petr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petr lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Petr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Petr in 1964 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

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