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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

What did your Peters ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Peters Historical Records

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Peters Life Expectancy

What is the average Peters lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Peters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Peters in 1940 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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United States

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