Peter Petterson

30 August 1801–
Ronneby, Blekinge, Sweden

The Life of Peter

When Peter Petterson was born on 30 August 1801, in Ronneby, Blekinge, Sweden, his father, Nils Jonsson, was 51 and his mother, Ingeborg Pehrsdotter, was 41. He married Elin Andersdotter in 1822, in Ronneby, Blekinge, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Family Time Line

Peter Petterson
Elin Andersdotter
Marriage: 1822
Nils Pehrsson
Anders Pettersson

Spouse and Children

Ronneby, Blekinge, Sweden


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 8

Sweden declared independence. Constitutional monarchy established. Russia took Aland Island group from Sweden.

Age 13

Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.

Age 31

Göta Canal opened.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Pettersson or Norwegian, Danish, and Dutch Pettersen .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Petter Pehrsson in entry for Ake Pettersson, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Petter Pehrsson in entry for Ake Pettersson, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Pehr Nilsson in entry for Nils Pehrsson, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"

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