When Niles Frederick Peterson was born on 20 January 1847, in Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Peter Peterson, was 35 and his mother, Johanna Christina Winberg, was 22. He married Elizabeth Bertha Ogilvie on 3 June 1878, in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1880. He died on 10 July 1923, in Placer, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Gold Hill, Placer, California, 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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