When Gilbert Peterkin was born on 29 October 1875, in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Peterkin, was 40 and his mother, Catherine Wood, was 33. He married Margaret Ann Coull on 30 March 1898, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 10 September 1961, at the age of 85.
English: from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Peter + a diminutive kin.