Petre Family History
Petre Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Peter. Swedish (Petré): shortened form of Petrejus or Petraeus, Latinized patronymics from the personal name Per, Pär (see Peter). Slovenian: derivative of the personal name Peter. French (Pêtre): metonymic occupational name for an apothecary or grocer, from Old French pistel, pestel ‘pestle’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press