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The Petroff surname comes from the Russian version of the given name Peter. The name was probably first derived from the Greek "petros," meaning "rock." This name was extremely popular throughout Christian Europe, due to St. Peter. Petroff, or any variants of this name ending in "ov/ev" were Patronymic surnames, meaning "son of Peter," created by adding the suffix to the personal name.

Petroff Early Origins



The surname Petroff was first found in Russia, where the name originated in early times.

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Petroff Spelling Variations


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Petroff Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Petrov, Petroff, Petrakov, Petrachkov, Petrashkov, Petrashov, Petrischev, Petryashov, Petrunkin, Petraev, Petichev, Petruichev, Petinov, Petugin, Petyakov, Petyankin and many more.

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Petroff Early History


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Petroff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Petroff research. Another 274 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1689, 1690, 1718, 1722, 1725, 1727, 1730, 1741, and 1762 are included under the topic Early Petroff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Petroff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Petroff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Petroff 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 or some of its variants were: P. Petrovits, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851; and Anton Petrinovich, who arrived in New York city in 1871.

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Petroff Historic Events


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Petroff Historic Events




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Petroff Family Crest Products


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Petroff Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. 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.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Petroff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Petroff 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 14 February 2014 at 10:10.

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