Petra Name Meaning

Aragonese and Catalan: habitational name from any of the place called Peralta, corresponding to old Aragonese Petra Alta; or possibly also from Petra in Mallorca, an important place during the 16th and 17th centuries.

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


Similar surnames: Pera, Perra, Petras, Cetta, Peri, Petre, Petta, Petri, Pero, Pere

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Petra Family Origin

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Petra Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Petra family was Carpenter. The most common Petra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Petra's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petra.

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Petra Historical Records

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Petra Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1964 and 2004, Petra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Petra in 1964 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Petra

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