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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

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Peters Family Origin

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Peters Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Peters occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Peters's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peters. A less common occupation for the Peters family was Carpenter.

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Peters Life Expectancy

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