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The nationality of Peterson may be difficult to determine because countries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Peterson may be difficult to determine based on whether the family name originated organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that come from a craft, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

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The meaning of Peterson come may come from a trade, such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession. Some of these trade-based last names can be a profession in a different language. This is why it is important to know the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many names like Peterson are inspired by religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Often these surnames relate to a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Peterson were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Peterson. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Peterson last name are important to understanding the history of the name. Surnames like Peterson vary in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across tribes, family branches, and eras over the years.

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