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Petri Surname Meaning

German Dutch Flemish and French (Alsace and Lorraine): Latinized (humanistic) patronymic from the personal name Peter using the genitive of its Latin form Petrus. Compare Petry . Italian: patronymic or plural form of the personal name Petro . It is also found in southern France and Corsica. Italianized form of the Slovenian and Croatian patronymics Petrovčič Petrovič and Petrović (see Petrovic ). Compare Petruzzi Hungarian: habitational name for someone from any of several places so named. Scottish: variant of Petrie or Peter .

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

Similar surnames: Petro, Pietri, Peri, Petry, Petrin, Petric, Petre, Petrik, Pero, Petr

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Where is the Petri family from?

You can see how Petri families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petri family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Petri families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 11 Petri families living in London. This was about 44% of all the recorded Petri's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Petri families in 1891.
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What did your Petri ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Petri. 100% of Petri men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Petri women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Petri. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Petri. For the veterans among your Petri ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petri lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Petri life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Petri in 1944 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

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