Last name: PETERSON

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PETERSON : This last name is indexed 479,552 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PETERSON : 1: 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).2: 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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