Show ContentsPetrovich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Petrovich 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. Petrovich, 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 Petrovich family

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

Early History of the Petrovich family

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Petrovich 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 Petrovich family

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Petrovich Ranking

In the United States, the name Petrovich is the 17,197th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Russia, the name Petrovich is ranked the 887th most popular surname with an estimated 20,732 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Petrovich 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 Petrovich (post 1700) +

  • Nikolai Petrovich Karachentsov (1944-2018), Soviet and Russian film and stage actor of Lenkom Theatre
  • Viktor Petrovich Ivannikov (1940-2016), Russian computer scientist, a member of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Igor Petrovich Volk (1937-2017), Soviet cosmonaut and test pilot in the Soviet Union
  • Anatoly Petrovich Alexandrov (1903-1994), Soviet and Russian physicist, director of the Kurchatov Institute
  • Aleksandr Petrovich Kochetkov (1933-2015), Russian football player and coach
  • Efim Petrovich Geller (1925-1998), Soviet chess player, world-class grandmaster and coach to Boris Spassky and Anatoly Karpov
  • Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936), Nobel Prize winning Russian physiologist
  • Mark Petrovich Midler (1931-2012), Soviet Russian two-time gold medalist foil fencer
  • Alexander Petrovich Karpinsky (1846-1936), Russian geologist
  • Ferdinand Petrovich Wrangel (1794-1870), Russian vice-admiral and explorer

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  • Mr. Simon Petrovich (d. 1914), Croatian Third Class Passenger from Zagreb, Croatia who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [3]

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  3. Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook