When Peter Peterson was born on 17 November 1811, in Skarhult, Frosta, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Pehr Anderson, was 54 and his mother, Elsa Hansdotter, was 42. He married Johanna Christina Winberg on 18 November 1842, in Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He died on 20 June 1855, at the age of 43, and was buried in 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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