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Petrea Surname Meaning

Romanian: from a derivative of the personal name Petre or Petru equivalents of Peter formed with the suffix -ea.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Petre, Petrik, Perel, Petrov, Petro, Petrella, Petros, Petru, Petrus

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Where is the Petrea family from?

You can see how Petrea families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petrea family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Petrea families were found in USA in 1880. In 1841 there were 7 Petrea families living in Fife. This was about 58% of all the recorded Petrea's in Scotland. Fife had the highest population of Petrea families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petrea surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petrea ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petrea. 55% of Petrea men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Petrea women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petrea were Laborer and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    55%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Weaver
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    37%
  • Spinner
    16%
  • Inspector
    16%
  • Housewife
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Petrea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petrea census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 84 immigration records available for the last name Petrea. 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 Cards

There are 408 military records available for the last name Petrea. For the veterans among your Petrea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petrea lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Petrea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Petrea in 1962 was 75, and 71 in 2004.

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