Petro Family History

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Petro Name Meaning

Italian: from a dialect form of the personal name Pietro (from Latin Petrus). Greek: shortened form of Petropoulos or some other derivative of Petros, Greek form of Peter. Dutch: variant of Petrus. Hungarian (Petro): from a pet form of the personal name Péter (see Peter).

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


Similar surnames: Pero, Petros, Petre, Peto, Petri, Petko, Perro, Petrov, Pietro

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Petro Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Petro name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    27%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    22%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • Italy

    8%

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Petro Family Origin

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Petro Family Occupations

What did your Petro ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Petro family was Teamster. The most common Petro occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Petro's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petro.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Teamster

    4%

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

Petro Historical Records

What Petro family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Petro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petro 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Petro. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Petro. For the veterans among your Petro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petro Life Expectancy

What is the average Petro lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Petro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Petro in 1942 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petro

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petro 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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