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Peters Surname Origin
(Origin German) A patronymic surname meaning 'son of Peter'. The given name Peter is derived from the Greek petros meaning rock.
Source: A dictionary of English and Welsh surnames : with special American instances. ; Bardsley, Charles Wareing Endell,. London. H. Frowde. 1901.
Peters Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Peters family history than the origin of your surname:
A Peters Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes