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Re: Croatian Petricks
Posted by: Marc Christopher Otto Petrick Date: August 01, 2001 at 10:43:36
In Reply to: Re: Croatian Petricks by Dennis Petrick of 51

My understanding is that Petric is the Slavic spelling and is common in Czech circles. It might mean freeman. This info was obtained from a Czech descendant in Ottawa I met a University who's father own George Petric's Ford in Ottawa.

My family is from Berlin and the story is that its a corrpution of "Patrick" possibly from Irish mercenaries in the 30 Years War.

Seems a little farfetched but neat if its true. More than likely it is a slavic based name as many family names are in Eastern Germany/Prussia. I hope it does mean freeman.


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