Petrou Family History

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Petrou Name Meaning

Greek: patronymic from the genitive case of the personal name Petros (see Peter). Genitive patronymics are particularly associated with Cyprus.

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

Similar surnames: Petro, Petros, Petrov, Petru, Gerou, Petras, Petric, Petrin, Petri

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Petrou Family Origin

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Petrou Family Occupations

What did your Petrou ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Petrou occupation in the USA was Works In Chair Shop. 100% of Petrou's were Works In Chair Shops.

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  • Works In Chair Shop


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Petrou Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Petrou. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petrou 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Petrou. 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 208 military records available for the last name Petrou. For the veterans among your Petrou ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petrou Life Expectancy

What is the average Petrou lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Petrou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Petrou in 1964 was 76, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petrou 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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