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Peters Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter. Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Mac Pheadair ‘son of Peter’. Americanized form of cognate surnames in other languages, for example Dutch and North German Pieters.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Peter, Pieters, Peeters, Petters, Peers, Petro, Peets, Petri, Petre

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Peters Family Origin

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Peters Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, the most common Peters occupation in the UK was Farmer. 3% of Peters's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Peters family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peters.

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Peters Historical Records

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Peters Life Expectancy

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