Pat asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 4 weeks ago

where did surname Peterson come from?

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  • Lisa A
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Anywhere there was a man named Peter who had a son. So, lots of different places. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Peterson is a Scandinavian patronymic surname meaning "son of Peter." The given name Peter is derived from the Greek πέτρος (petros), meaning "rock" or "stone," and has been a popular name choice throughout history for the Christian apostle Peter.

    Meaning: "son of Peter"

    Variant form(s): De Pietro, Di Pietro, McFetridge, ...

    Surname did not exist in the time of Christ.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Son of a father named Peter... so Peter-son

  • 4 weeks ago

    Peter was a desciple of Yashua (Jesus). Many gave this name to their children then some of their children took Peterson as a surname as population exploded.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    The son of Peter, a long time ago people were known by what they did or where they came from or who their father was. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Peterson is a Scandinavian patronymic surname meaning "son of Peter." The given name Peter is derived from the Greek πέτρος (petros), meaning "rock" or "stone," and has been a popular name choice throughout history for the Christian apostle Peter. The surname is most commonly found in European countries such as Denmark, Germany, Holland, and Brussels in the northwestern region. There are an estimated 700 variant spellings of the surname. The form Peterson may also have arisen from Danish Petersen with a change of spelling commonly applied by Danish immigrants to English-speaking countries.

  • 4 weeks ago

    From a guy named Peter.

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