Petru Family History

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Petru Name Meaning

Czech (Petru) and Rumanian: from a Czech and Rumanian form of the personal name Peter.

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


Similar surnames: Petre, Petro, Petrus, Petr, Petrou, Peru, Petri, Petros, Petrea

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Petru Family Origin

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Petru Family Occupations

What did your Petru ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Planting were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Petru. The most common Petru occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Petru's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Planting

    50%

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

Petru Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Petru Life Expectancy

What is the average Petru lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Petru life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Petru in 1957 was 37, and 83 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petru

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petru 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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