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Peterson Genealogy & History

Peterson is a surname that derives from the Greek petros, meaning rock or stone. It is a patronymic, meaning "son of" a follower of St. Peter referring to Jesus' disciple who is regarded as having founded the Christian Church. Peterson family history show that this is one of the surnames brought back from the Holy Lands by the Crusaders. In Peterson genealogy, this spelling is primarily Scottish, Irish, and Swedish. The Peterson family motto is "nihil sine Deo": "nothing without God". One famous person with this surname is Cassandra Peterson, best known for her role as TV horror-movie hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.


Peterson Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Adele Peterson-- --, 1914March 27,2004MN
B Arden Peterson-- --, 1913November 26,2004UT
C Allan Peterson-- --, 1931July ,1986WI
D Adell Peterson-- --, 1932July 25,2008IA

Peterson Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Colette Peterson-- --, 1926October 8,1994New Castle,PA
F Anne Peterson-- --, 1925April ,1996Valley Springs,CA
George Peterson-- --, 1953July 8,1998Mobile,AL
H Lavar Peterson-- --, 1916July 17,2009Idaho Falls,ID

Peterson Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Theodore PetersonMary BuffaloeNovember 29,1934Wake, NC
Kenneth PetersonLauren CurriereJune 26,1967Wake, NC
Richard PetersonMargie HarwoodDecember 11,1943Wake, NC
Frank PetersonMarjorie DavisOctober 31,1962Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Peterson

44th: Morris45th: Cook
46th: Stewart47th: Collins
48th: Rogers49th: Garcia
50th: Edwards51st: Wood
52nd: Morgan53rd: Kelly

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