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 Family Origin

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Petry Family Occupations

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  • Baker

    25%
  • Baker Employing 2 Men & Lad

    25%
  • Iron Moulder

    25%
  • Master Baker

    25%

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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Petry Historical Records

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Petry Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petry

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