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Petric Family History

Petric Name Meaning

Slovenian (Petric); Croatian and Serbian (Petric): patronymic from the personal name Peter (Slovenian) or Petar (Croatian and Serbian) (see Peter).

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


Similar surnames: Petrich, Petrov, Petrovic, Petrin, Petrina, Petri, Petrik, Petre

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Where is the Petric family from?

You can see how Petric families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petric family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Petric families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 16 Petric families living in New York. This was about 94% of all the recorded Petric's in USA. New York had the highest population of Petric families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petric surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petric ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petric. 34% of Petric men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Petric women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petric were Carpenter and Sewer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Sewer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Petric. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petric 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Petric. 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 510 military records available for the last name Petric. For the veterans among your Petric ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petric lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Petric life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Petric in 1951 was 57, and 78 in 2003.

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