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Origin and popularity of the name PETERSON


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.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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