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Petrik Name Meaning

Czech (Petrík) and Slovak (Petrík): from a pet form of the personal name Petr (see Peter). Ukrainian: from a pet form of Petro, Ukrainian form of Peter.

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

Similar surnames: Petrick, Petrus, Petrak, Petro, Petrie, Petric, Petri, Petrina

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Where is the Petrik family from?

You can see how Petrik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petrik family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Petrik families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Petrik families living in Wisconsin. This was about 27% of all the recorded Petrik's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Petrik families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petrik surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petrik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petrik. 26% of Petrik men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Petrik women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petrik were Machinist and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Petrik lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Petrik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Petrik in 1950 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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