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Petri Name Meaning

German and Dutch: Latinized patronymic from Peter. Hungarian: habitational name for someone from any of several places so named. Italian: patronymic from the personal names Petro or Pietro.

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


Similar surnames: Petro, Pietri, Peri, Petry, Petrin, Petric, Petre, Petrik, Pero, Petr

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Petri Family Origin

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Petri Family Occupations

What did your Petri ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Petri family was Baker. The most common Petri occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Petri's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petri.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Baker

    3%

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

Petri Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Petri Life Expectancy

What is the average Petri lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Petri life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Petri in 1944 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petri

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petri 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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