Petrin Family History

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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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Petrin Family Origin

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Petrin Family Occupations

What did your Petrin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Petrin occupation in the USA was Butcher. 25% of Petrin's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Petrin family was Works In Cotton Mill. Butcher, Coal-Heaver and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petrin.

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  • Butcher

  • Coal-Heaver

  • Keeps House

  • Works In Cotton Mill


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

Petrin Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Petrin Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petrin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petrin 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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