Peters Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Peters Name Meaning: A variation of the forename 'Peter', meaning 'son of Peter'. Derives from the Greek 'petros' meaning 'a rock'.

Believed to have been introduced by the Crusaders as a forename in the 1100's. It may have also been a nickname for someone supportive/strong like a rock (taken from the Greek word meaning this).

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Peters Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Peters family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 222
Female Servant 188
Independent 136
Labourer 106
Male Servant 61
Farmer 45
Shoe Maker 39
Tailor 23
Miner 23
Carpenter 22
Ag Labourer 17
Silk Weaver 17
Baker 15
Collier 15
Dress Maker 15
Laundress 15
Gardener 13
Mariner 13
Butcher 13
Weaver 13
Blacksmith 12
Servant 12
Tin Miner 12
Clerk 11
Sawyer 11

Peters Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Peters 100% 69,193
2 Petters 86% 943
3 Paters 83% 402
4 Poters 83% 204
5 Peeters 86% 117

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