The Petrova 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. Petrova, 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 Petrova family
The surname Petrova was first found in Russia, where the name originated in early times.
Early History of the Petrova family
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Petrova 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 Petrova family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Petrova family to the New World and Oceana
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 Petrova (post 1700)
- Olga Petrova (1884-1977), American actress, screenwriter and playwright
- Irina Petrova (b. 1985), Russian race walker
- Yuliya Sergeevna Petrova (b. 1979), Russian water polo player
- Evdokia Alexeyevna Petrova (1915-2002), Russian spy in Australia
- Totka Nikolaeva Petrova (b. 1956), retired Russian female middle distance runner
- Lyudmila Nikolayevna Petrova (b. 1968), female long-distance runner from Russia
- Maria Igorevna Petrova (b. 1977), Russian pairs skater
- Nadia Petrova (b. 1982), Russian professional tennis player
- Tatiana Petrova (b. 1973), Russian water polo player
- Maria Petrova (b. 1975), Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast
- ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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