Petra Family History

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Petra Name Meaning

Aragonese and Catalan: habitational name from any of the place called Peralta, corresponding to old Aragonese Petra Alta; or possibly also from Petra in Mallorca, an important place during the 16th and 17th centuries.

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

Similar surnames: Pera, Perra, Petras, Cetta, Peri, Petre, Petta, Petri, Pero, Pere

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Petra Family Origin

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Petra Family Occupations

What did your Petra ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Petra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Petra's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Petra family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petra.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Petra ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Petra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Petra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petra census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Petra. 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 Card

There are 282 military records available for the last name Petra. For the veterans among your Petra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petra Life Expectancy

What is the average Petra lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Petra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Petra in 1964 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petra ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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