When Leonard E. Peters was born on 21 August 1932, his father, Joseph Peters, was 30 and his mother, Leona Mary Angela Holtmeyer, was 27. He died on 26 June 1987, at the age of 54.
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 .