Peterson (name)

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This article is about the surname Peterson. For other uses, see Peterson.
Family name
Pronunciation /ˈptərsən/ PEE-tər-sən
Meaning "son of Peter"
Related names De Pietro, Di Pietro, McFetridge, Peters, Peeters, Péterffy, Péterfi, Pētersons, Petersen, Petrenko, Petrov, Petrescu, Petriadze, Petriashvili, Petropoulos, Petrou, Petrović, Petrovič, Petravičius, Petrosyan, Petrovski, Pérez, Peres, Pieters, Pieterse, Pietersen, Piotrowicz, Piotrowski, Pires

Peterson is a common English language patronymic surname, meaning "son of Peter". There are an estimated 700 variant spellings of the surname.[1] The form Peterson may also have arisen from Danish Petersen with a change of spelling commonly applied by Danish immigrants to English-speaking countries.

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  1. ^ "Surname: Peterson". Retrieved 2008-02-11. 

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