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Petrovich Name Meaning

Americanized form of Croatian and Serbian Petrović Slovak Czech and Slovenian Petrovič (see Petrovic ). Ukrainian (standard transliteration Petrovych) and Belorussian (standard transliteration/spelling Piatrovich): patronymic from the personal names Petro (Ukrainian) and Piatro (Belorussian) equivalents of Peter .

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

Similar surnames: Petrovic, Petkovich, Perovich, Petrich, Petrov, Mitrovich, Pavlovich

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Where is the Petrovich family from?

You can see how Petrovich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petrovich family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Petrovich families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Petrovich family living in Nevada. This was 100% of all the recorded Petrovich's in USA. Nevada had the highest population of Petrovich families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petrovich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petrovich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petrovich. 32% of Petrovich men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Petrovich women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petrovich were New Worker and Operator. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Truck Driver
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Maid
  • File Clerk
  • Operator
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Petrovich. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Petrovich. For the veterans among your Petrovich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petrovich lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Petrovich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Petrovich in 1949 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

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