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Petrich Name Meaning

Americanized form of Slovenian Petrič Croatian and Serbian Petrić (see Petric ). Sorbian (Pětrich): from the Upper Sorbian personal name Pětrich a derivative of Pětr (see Peter ). Germanized form of Sorbian Pětrik and P'etrik (see Petrik ).

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


Similar surnames: Petric, Perich, Petrovich, Petrick, Petrina, Petsch, Gerich, Perlich

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Where is the Petrich family from?

You can see how Petrich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petrich family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Petrich families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Petrich families living in Texas. This was about 48% of all the recorded Petrich's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Petrich families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petrich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petrich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petrich. 20% of Petrich men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Petrich women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petrich were New Worker and New Worker. .

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Miner
    10%
  • New Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • New Worker
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Petrich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petrich 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Petrich. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Petrich. For the veterans among your Petrich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petrich lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Petrich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Petrich in 1952 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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