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Petroff Name Meaning

Westernized form of Russian Bulgarian Macedonian Croatian and Slovak Petrov .

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


Similar surnames: Petrov, Medoff, Perloff, Ostroff, Petrow, Boroff, Petrovic, Turoff

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Where is the Petroff family from?

You can see how Petroff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petroff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Petroff families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Petroff families living in London. This was about 67% of all the recorded Petroff's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Petroff families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petroff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petroff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petroff. 22% of Petroff men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Petroff women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petroff were Farmer and Seamstress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Miner
    5%
  • Proprietor
    4%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    16%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Petroff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petroff 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Petroff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Petroff. For the veterans among your Petroff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petroff lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Petroff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Petroff in 1946 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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