When Pehr Ludvig Peterson was born on 29 June 1841, in Undenäs, Skaraborg, Sweden, his father, Peter O Peterson, was 21 and his mother, Fredrika Carlsdotter Tiderman, was 37. He married Christina Holm on 31 October 1863, in Kyrkefalla, Skaraborg, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Grevbäck, Skaraborg, Sweden in 1876 and Gladstone, Henderson, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 17 September 1930, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.
English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, e.g. Norwegian and Danish Pedersen and Pettersen and their Swedish cognates (see 2 below), Polish Piotrowicz , Slovenian Petrič, Petrovčič, and Petrovič (see Petric , Petrovic ).
Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Petersson, a cognate of 1 above, and also of its variant Pettersson . Compare 1 above.
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