Petrella Family History

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Petrella Name Meaning

Italian: from a pet form of the personal name P(i)etro, an Italian form of Peter, or a habitational name from any of various places called Petrella, as for example Petrella Salto (Rieti, Lazio) and Petrella Tifernina (Campobasso, Molise).

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

Similar surnames: Petrelli, Perella, Perrella, Petrilla, Petrillo, Petriello, Perrell

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Petrella Family Origin

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Petrella Family Occupations

What did your Petrella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Petrella. 32% of Petrella men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Petrella women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petrella were Craneman and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Truck Driver
  • Craneman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • New Worker

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

Petrella Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Petrella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petrella 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Petrella. 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 Petrella. For the veterans among your Petrella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petrella Life Expectancy

What is the average Petrella lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Petrella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Petrella in 1953 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petrella

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petrella 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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