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Petropoulos Surname Meaning

Greek: patronymic from the personal name Petros (see Peter ) + the ending -poulos (from Latin pullus ‘nestling chick’) which occurs chiefly in the Peloponnese.

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

Similar surnames: Fotopoulos, Georgopoulos, Eliopoulos, Sotiropoulos, Demopoulos

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Where is the Petropoulos family from?

You can see how Petropoulos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petropoulos family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Petropoulos families living in Illinois. This was about 13% of all the recorded Petropoulos's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Petropoulos families in 1920.
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What did your Petropoulos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Waiter was the top reported job for people in the USA named Petropoulos. 22% of Petropoulos men worked as a Waiter. .

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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

  • Waiter
  • Salesman
  • Cook
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Petropoulos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petropoulos 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Petropoulos. 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 466 military records available for the last name Petropoulos. For the veterans among your Petropoulos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petropoulos lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Petropoulos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Petropoulos in 1957 was 69, and 72 in 2004.

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