Petras Family History

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Petras Name Meaning

Czech (also Petraš) and Slovak (Petráš): derivative of the personal name Petr (see Peter). Greek: occupational name for a quarryman, from petra ‘stone’, ‘rock’ + the occupational suffix -as.

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

Similar surnames: Petrash, Petros, Petrak, Petrus, Petre, Perras, Petak, Pietras

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Petras Family Origin

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Petras Family Occupations

What did your Petras ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Driverfitter and Domestic Servant Paid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Petras. 50% of Petras men worked as a Motor Driverfitter and 50% of Petras women worked as a Domestic Servant Paid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petras were Waiter A R P Uncall and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Motor Driverfitter
  • Waiter A R P Uncall

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Servant Paid
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Petras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Petras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petras 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Petras. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Petras. For the veterans among your Petras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petras Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Petras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Petras in 1948 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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