Petersen Surname History
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- Petersen last name meaning & etymology
- Petersen spelling & pronunciation
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Petersen Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Petersen may be very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Petersen may be difficult to determine based on whether the surname came in to being organically and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of surnames that come from a craft, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).
Petersen Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Petersen come may come from a craft, such as the name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials. Some of these profession-based last names might be a profession in another language. Because of this it is essential to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many modern names like Petersen originate from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. In many cases these surnames are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".
Petersen Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Last names like Petersen change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family branches, and countries over time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Petersen were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of Petersen. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Petersen surname are important to understanding the etymology of the name.
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Petersen Family Tree
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- Tove Christensen Petersen
- Jørgen Petersen Flood 1743 - 1803
- Eva May Petersen 1895 - 1979
- Lorentz Petersen 1857 - 1942
- Hans Petersen
- Agnes Petersen
- Dora Petersen
- Eugene Petersen 1892 - 1994
- Ernest Lorentz Petersen 1854 - 1936
- Ezra Petersen 1866 - 1959