Petroff Family History

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Petroff Name Meaning

Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Croatian: alternative spelling of Petrov.

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


Similar surnames: Petrov, Medoff, Perloff, Ostroff, Petrow, Boroff, Petrovic, Turoff

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Petroff Family Origin

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Petroff Family Occupations

What did your Petroff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Petroff occupation in the USA was Tailor. 40% of Petroff's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Petroff family was Laborer. Tailor, Carver and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petroff.

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  • Tailor

    40%
  • Carver

    20%
  • Cooper

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

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

Petroff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Petroff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petroff 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Petroff. 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 Petroff. For the veterans among your Petroff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petroff Life Expectancy

What is the average Petroff lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Petroff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Petroff in 1946 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petroff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petroff 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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