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Peterson Surname Origin

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.



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'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch




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