Where did the German Petersen family come from? What is the German coat of arms/family crest? When did the Petersen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Peter, Petter, Peeter, Peetter, Peater, Peatter, Peters, Petersen, Peer, Peers and many more.
First found in the Palatinate, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Peter came to America in 1770; Henry Peter settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1739; Johannes Peter, age 40; arrived in Charles Town, S. C. in 1766.
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