Petre Family History

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Petre Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Peter. Swedish (Petré): shortened form of Petrejus or Petraeus, Latinized patronymics from the personal name Per, Pär (see Peter). Slovenian: derivative of the personal name Peter. French (Pêtre): metonymic occupational name for an apothecary or grocer, from Old French pistel, pestel ‘pestle’.

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

Similar surnames: Pitre, Pere, Petro, Pete, Pero, Petrus, Petru, Petri, Petrea, Petr

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Petre Family Origin

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Petre Family Occupations

What did your Petre ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener (heavy Worker) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Petre. 20% of Petre men worked as a Gardener (heavy Worker) and 79% of Petre women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petre were General Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener (heavy Worker)
  • Colliery Stone Cutter
  • Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Railway Clerk
  • Incapacitated

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

Petre Historical Records

What Petre family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Petre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petre 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Petre. 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 Petre. For the veterans among your Petre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petre Life Expectancy

What is the average Petre lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Petre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Petre in 1952 was 47, and 44 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petre

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petre 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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