When Thomas Peters was born in 1837, in Halling, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Peters, was 36 and his mother, Harriet Jeater, was 37. He married Harriett Burgess on 3 November 1856, in Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Paddlesworth, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Snodland, Kent, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.
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 .