Origins Available: Italian
The Petrovic 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. Petrovic, 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 Petrovic family
The surname Petrovic was first found in Russia, where the name originated in early times.
Early History of the Petrovic family
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Petrovic 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 Petrovic family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Petrovic 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.