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Multiple Origins for the Surname Petre


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The earliest origins of the Petre surname lie with the name of an ancestor. The name is derived from the personal name Peter. This is derived from the Latin name Petrus, which in turn comes from the Greek name Petros. The word "petros" means "rock" or "stone." Peter was an extremely popular personal name in medieval Europe since it was the name conferred by Christ upon the apostle Simon bar Jonah. He became St. Peter and is regarded as the founding figure of the Christian Church.

Petre Early Origins



The surname Petre was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Petre Spelling Variations


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Petre Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Peters, Peter, Petre, Petry and others.

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Petre Early History


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Petre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Petre research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1549, 1613, 1598, 1660, 1631, 1699, 1505, 1572, 1626, 1684, 1633, 1706, 1688, 1689 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Petre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Petre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Petre Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent in the family at this time was John Petre, 1st Baron Petre (1549-1613), Lord-Lieutenant of Essex; Hugh Peters (or Peter) (1598-1660), an English preacher in Essex; Edward Petre (1631-1699), English Jesuit and privy councillor, a close adviser to King James II...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Petre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Petre Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Petre, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Petre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Petre, aged 22, landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Jacob Petre, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • John William Petre, aged 28, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1776

Petre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Petre, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Henry Petre, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1882

Petre Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Petre, aged 19, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Petre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Petre (post 1700)



  • Joseph William Lionel Petre (1914-1989), 17th Baron Petre, English peer
  • John Patrick Lionel Petre (b. 1942), 18th Baron Petre, English peer
  • Lionel George Carroll Petre (1890-1915), 16th Baron Petre, English peer
  • Philip Benedict Joseph Petre (1864-1908), 15th Baron Petre, English peer
  • William Joseph Petre (1847-1893), 13th Baron Petre, English peer
  • William Bernard Petre (1817-1884), 12th Baron Petre, English peer
  • William Henry Francis Petre (1793-1850), 11th Baron Petre, English peer
  • Robert Edward Petre (1763-1809), 10th Baron Petre, English peer
  • Robert Edward Petre (1742-1801), 9th Baron Petre, English peer
  • Robert James Petre (1713-1742), 8th Baron Petre, English peer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sans Dieu rien
Motto Translation: Without God, nothing.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    11. ...

    The Petre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Petre Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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