Petry Family History

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Petry Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Petri, a Latinized patronymic from Peter. Probably also a variant of Scottish Petrie.

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

Similar surnames: Petri, Pettry, Petre, Patry, Petro, Petrey, Petree, Peers, Pero, Pere

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Petry Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Petry name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Petry. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Petry Family Origin

Where is the Petry family from?

Petry Family Occupations

What did your Petry ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Petry occupation in the UK was Baker. 25% of Petry's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Petry family was Master Baker. Baker, Baker Employing 2 Men & Lad and Iron Moulder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petry.

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  • Baker

  • Baker Employing 2 Men & Lad

  • Iron Moulder

  • Master Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Petry ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Petry Historical Records

What Petry family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Petry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petry 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 Petry. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Petry. For the veterans among your Petry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petry Life Expectancy

What is the average Petry lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Petry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Petry in 1945 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petry

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petry 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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