Petrey Family History

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Petrey Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Scottish Petrie.

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


Similar surnames: Petry, Petree, Petre, Patry, Penney, Pettey, Pelley, Perren, Petrow

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Petrey Family Origin

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Petrey Family Occupations

What did your Petrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Petrey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 72% of Petrey's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petrey. A less common occupation for the Petrey family was Farm Labor.

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  • Farmer

    72%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Labor

    5%

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

Petrey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Petrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petrey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Petrey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Petrey. For the veterans among your Petrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petrey Life Expectancy

What is the average Petrey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Petrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Petrey in 1945 was 21, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petrey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petrey 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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