When Elizabeth Haskins Peters was born in 1808, in Nelson, Virginia, United States, her father, Elisha Peters, was 26 and her mother, Cynthia Turner, was 25. She married Willis H Wills on 22 September 1825, in Nelson, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters.
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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