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The Petrov 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. Petrov, 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.

Petrov Early Origins



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

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Petrov Spelling Variations


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Petrov 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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Petrov Early History


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Petrov Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Petrov 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 Petrov History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Petrov Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Petrov Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Petrov 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Petrov (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Petrov (post 1700)



  • Vasily Ivanovich Petrov (1917-2014), senior Russian military official and Marshal of the Soviet Union
  • Aleksandr Petrov, Russian animator
  • Nikolai Petrov, Russian pianist who founded the Nikolai Petrov International Philanthropic Foundation
  • Valeri Petrov, Bulgarian poet
  • Stilian Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
  • Ivan Yefimovich Petrov (1896-1958), Russian and Soviet commander
  • Alexei Zinovievich Petrov, Russian physicist and mathematician
  • Alexander Petrov, Russian chess master who is best known for his "The Retreat of Napoleon I from Moscow"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Petrov Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Petrov 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 1 May 2014 at 09:33.

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