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Petrin Family History

Petrin Name Meaning

French: from petrin ‘kneading trough’. The idiom être dans le petrin means to be in a difficult situation. Slovenian: patronymic from the personal name Peter.

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


Similar surnames: Petrina, Petric, Petri, Perrin, Petrino, Perin, Petrik, Perron, Petre

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Where is the Petrin family from?

You can see how Petrin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petrin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Petrin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Petrin family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Petrin's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Petrin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petrin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petrin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petrin. 20% of Petrin men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Petrin women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petrin were Truck Driver and Doffer. .

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    14%
  • Inspector
    11%
  • Winder
    11%
  • Doffer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Petrin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petrin 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 978 immigration records available for the last name Petrin. 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 Petrin. For the veterans among your Petrin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petrin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Petrin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Petrin in 1944 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

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