Petre Family History
Petre Name Meaning
English: variant of Peter . Americanized form of German Petri . Swedish (mainly Petré): shortened form of Petraeus a Latinized patronymic from the personal name Per Pär (see Peter ). Slovenian: from an old pet form of the personal name Peter . Romanian: from the personal name Petre a variant of Petru ‘Peter’. French (also Pêtre): variant of Pestre an occupational name for a baker or pastry cook from an agent derivative of Old French pester ‘to knead’. Compare 8 below.7: French: from Petre a regional variant of the personal name Pierre ‘Peter’.8: Altered form of French Pitre a cognate of 6 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022