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Petrovic Family History

Petrovic Name Meaning

Croatian and Serbian (Petrović); Slovak and Slovenian (Petrovič); Czech (also Petrovič): patronymic from the personal names Petar (Croatian and Serbian) Peter (Slovak and Slovenian) or Petr (Czech). Petrović is the second most frequent surname in Serbia.

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


Similar surnames: Petrovich, Petrov, Petric, Petkovich, Pavlovic, Perovich, Petrin

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Where is the Petrovic family from?

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

What did your Petrovic ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petrovic. 43% of Petrovic men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Petrovic women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petrovic were Manager and Waitress. .

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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
    43%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Waitress
    17%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Petrovic lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Petrovic life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Petrovic in 1942 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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