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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Petroski

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Alt. Meaning

P is for pastimes, for you have many.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

R is for rock star, let it out!

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

S is for serious, not always joking.

K is for kid, the child within.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Petroski

Henry Petroski is a professor and author. Henry was born on February 6th, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York.


Catherine was born in 1939 in St. Louis.


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Popularity of Petroski as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Petroski U.S.
  White 95.90% 64.26%
  African American 0.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Petroski

People with the last name Petroski are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Petroski

  • How Popular is the name Petroski? As a last name Petroski was the 21,774th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Petroski? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Petroski was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Petroski: Your name in reverse order is Iksortep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ikospetr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Petroski? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,194 people with the last name Petroski.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Petroski? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Petroski as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Petroskis Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Petroski born Apr 25, 1991

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1425. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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