When James Monroe Peters was born on 10 November 1866, in Gallia, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Peters, was 35 and his mother, Martha Guy, was 33. He married Minnie Luster Daft on 10 September 1894, in Vinton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Zaleski, Madison Township, Vinton, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Madison Township, Vinton, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 June 1930, at the age of 63.
English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . This surname (mainly of German origin) is also found in Sweden, Denmark, France (Alsace and Lorraine), and some other European countries. In North America it has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, such as Albanian Pjetraj and Pjetrushi, patronymics from the personal name Pjetër ‘Peter’ and its pet form Pjetrush; see also below and also examples at Peterson .
Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Mac Pheadair ‘son of Peter’.
Americanized form of Dutch and North German Pieters .