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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Petrus

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Alt. Meaning

P is for please, the way you always do.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

T is for tried, tried and true you.

R is for rewards, from your hard work

U is for understanding, you show for others.

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

Notable Persons Named Petrus

Peter Steele was a gothic metal, doom metal, thrash metal, and heavy metal music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to 2010. Peter was given the name Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk on January 4th, 1962. Peter is also known as Peter Steele; Pete Steele; Lord Petrus Steele. He breathed his last breath on April 14th, 2010.


Piet de Jong is a naval officer, politician, and officer (armed forces). His military service ended in 1963. Piet was given the name Petrus Jozef Sietze de Jong on April 3rd, 1915 in Apeldoorn.


Petrus was born in 1537.


Pierre Kartner is a schlager music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1962. Pierre was given the name Petrus Antonius Laurentius Kartner on April 11th, 1935 in Elst, Gelderland. Pierre is also known as Father Abraham.


Petrus Camper was a scientist in the fields of draughtsman, anatomy, physiology, and philosopher. Petrus was born on May 11th, 1722 in Leiden. He died on April 7th, 1789.


Petrus Josephus Hubertus Cuypers was an architect. Petrus was born on May 16th, 1827 in Roermond. He passed away on March 3rd, 1921.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Petrus

Marianne Thyssen is a Leader of Christian Democratic, Flemish, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills, Labour Mobility, Leader ofChristian Democratic, and Inclusion. Marianne was given the name Marianne Leonie Petrus on July 24th, 1956 in Sint-Gillis-Waas.


Mitch Petrus is a football player. He was most active from 2010 to 2012. Mitch was born on May 11th, 1987 in Carlisle, Arkansas.


Jacques was born in 1949. He breathed his last breath on June 8th, 1987.


Lotto was born on December 3rd, 1987.


Tudor was born on October 2nd, 1949 in Cluj-Napoca.


Benny Petrus is a Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives. Benny was born on November 23rd, 1956.


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Popularity of Petrus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Petrus U.S.
  White 84.10% 64.26%
  African American 8.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Petrus

People with the last name Petrus are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Petrus

  • How Popular is the name Petrus? Petrus is the 88,665th most popular name of all time. As a last name Petrus was the 14,267th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Petrus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Petrus in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Petrus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2012 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Petrus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Petrus is Wednesday, February 11th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Petrus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Petrus was in 2012 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Petrus: Your name in reverse order is Surtep. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Upster. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Petrus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,100 people with the last name Petrus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Petrus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Petrus as their last name since less than 1 person in 141k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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