Petru Family History

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Petru Name Meaning

Czech (Petru) and Rumanian: from a Czech and Rumanian form of the personal name Peter.

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


Similar surnames: Petre, Petro, Petrus, Petr, Petrou, Peru, Petri, Petros, Petrea

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Petru Family Origin

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Petru Family Occupations

What did your Petru ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Petru. 80% of Petru men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Petru women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petru were Laborer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    80%
  • Laborer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    67%
  • Housekeeper
    34%

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

Petru Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Petru. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petru 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 707 immigration records available for the last name Petru. 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 269 military records available for the last name Petru. For the veterans among your Petru ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petru Life Expectancy

What is the average Petru lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Petru life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Petru in 1957 was 37, and 83 in 2003.

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