Peters Family History

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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 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Peters. 14% of Peters men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Peters women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peters were Truck Driver and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Maid
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Peters Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 868,000 census records available for the last name Peters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peters census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 128,000 immigration records available for the last name Peters. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 147,000 military records available for the last name Peters. For the veterans among your Peters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peters Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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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