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Petro Family History

Petro Name Meaning

Italian: from a dialect form of the personal name Pietro from Latin Petrus (see Peter ). Slovak; Hungarian (Petró): from a pet form of the personal name Peter (Hungarian Péter). Albanian: from a Greek-influenced variant of the personal name Pjetër (see Peter compare Petros ). American shortened form of Greek Petros ‘Peter’ or of any of various derivatives of this personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Pero, Petros, Petre, Peto, Petri, Petko, Perro, Petrov, Pietro

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Where is the Petro family from?

You can see how Petro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Petro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 32 Petro families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 32% of all the recorded Petro's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Petro families in 1911.
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What did your Petro ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Petro. 57% of Petro men worked as a Labourer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Petro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petro 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Petro. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Petro. For the veterans among your Petro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petro lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Petro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Petro in 1942 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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