John Charles Peterson was born on 16 December 1866, in Denmark as the son of Lawrence C Peterson and Anna Johnson. He married Mary Elizabeth Stover on 10 July 1889. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 9 May 1907, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Newton Lower Falls, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, 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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