When Henrietta Peters was born in 1851, in Bradford Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John S Peters Jr, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Hoover, was 28. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870.
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 .
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