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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.
Peterson Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Peterson family history than the origin of your surname:
A Peterson Family History Thought:
'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch