Petrov Family History

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Petrov Name Meaning

Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Croatian: patronymic from the personal names Pyotr (Russian), Petr (Bulgarian) and Petar (Macedonian, Serbian, and Croatian) (see Peter). It may also be a reduced form of Slovenian Petrovic, patronymic from the personal name Peter.

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

Similar surnames: Petros, Petrovic, Petro, Petric, Petrou, Petre, Petri, Petrik, Petrus

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Petrov Family Origin

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Petrov Family Occupations

What did your Petrov ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Petrov. 43% of Petrov men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • Foreman

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Petrov Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 930 census records available for the last name Petrov. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petrov 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Petrov. 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 Card

There are 120 military records available for the last name Petrov. For the veterans among your Petrov ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petrov Life Expectancy

What is the average Petrov lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Petrov life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Petrov in 1960 was 49, and 65 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petrov 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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