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Petrus Family History

Petrus Surname Meaning

Dutch: from a Latinized form of the personal name Pieter (see Peter ). Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Péter (see Peter ). Ukrainian: from a pet form of the personal name Petro (see Peter ).

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

Similar surnames: Petro, Petros, Petrik, Petre, Petras, Petru, Petri, Peters, Petkus

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Where is the Petrus family from?

You can see how Petrus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petrus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Petrus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 10 Petrus families living in London. This was about 91% of all the recorded Petrus's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Petrus families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petrus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petrus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petrus. 29% of Petrus men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Petrus women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petrus were Miner and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Petrus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petrus 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Petrus. 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 991 military records available for the last name Petrus. For the veterans among your Petrus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petrus lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Petrus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Petrus in 1944 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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