Petrus Family History

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Petrus Name Meaning

Dutch: from a Latinized form of the personal name Pieter (see Peter). Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Péter (see Peter). Ukrainian: from a pet form of the personal name Petro, the Ukrainian form of Peter.

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


Similar surnames: Petro, Petros, Petrik, Petre, Petras, Petru, Petri, Peters, Petkus

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Petrus Family Origin

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Petrus Family Occupations

What did your Petrus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Petrus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Petrus's were Farmers. Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Petrus.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Blacksmith

    33%

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

Petrus Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Petrus Life Expectancy

What is the average Petrus lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Petrus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Petrus in 1944 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petrus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petrus 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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