Petroff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Petroff family

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

Early History of the Petroff family

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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.

Early Notables of the Petroff family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Petroff family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Petroff (post 1700) +


    RMS Titanic
    • Mr. Nadjalko Petroff (d. 1912), aged 19, Bulgarian Third Class passenger from Gumostnik, Lovec who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [1]
    • Mr. Pastcho Petroff (d. 1912), aged 29, Bulgarian Third Class passenger from Belish, Troyan who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [1]


    1. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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