Petrie Family History

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Petrie Name Meaning

Scottish: from a pet form of the personal names Peter or Patrick.

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

Similar surnames: Petrik, Petri, Petre, Petrov, Petric, Petrino, Petrin, Petro, Petrus

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Petrie Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Petrie name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Petrie. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Petrie Family Origin

Where is the Petrie family from?

Petrie Family Occupations

What did your Petrie ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Petrie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Petrie's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Petrie family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petrie.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Petrie Historical Records

What Petrie family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 101,000 census records available for the last name Petrie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petrie 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Petrie. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Petrie. For the veterans among your Petrie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petrie Life Expectancy

What is the average Petrie lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Petrie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Petrie in 1945 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petrie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petrie 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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