Elisabeth Peter

12 September 1793–26 September 1793
Berg am Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Peter was born on 12 September 1793, in Berg am Irchel, Zürich, Switzerland, her father, Hans Jacob Peter, was 37 and her mother, Barbara Vaterlaus, was 25. She died on 26 September 1793, at the age of 0.

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Hans Jacob Peter
1756–1840
Barbara Vaterlaus
1768–1840
Elisabeth Peter
1793–1793
Regula Peter
1798–1893
Johannes Peter
1803–1804

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Name Meaning

English, Scottish, German, Dutch, etc.: from the personal name Peter (Greek Petros, from petra ‘rock’, ‘stone’). The name was popular throughout Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, having been bestowed by Christ as a byname on the apostle Simon bar Jonah, the brother of Andrew. The name was chosen by Christ for its symbolic significance (John 1:42, Matt. 16:18); St. Peter is regarded as the founding head of the Christian Church in view of Christ's saying, ‘Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church’. In Christian Germany in the early Middle Ages this was the most frequent personal name of non-Germanic origin until the 14th century. This surname has also absorbed many cognates in other languages, for example Czech Petr, Hungarian Péter. It has also been adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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