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Petersen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from Peter.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Pettersen, Pedersen, Peterson, Ketelsen, Peters, Iversen, Pieters

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Petersen Family Origin

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Petersen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Going To School

    22%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Labourer

    11%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petersen. A less common occupation for the Petersen family was Labourer. The most common Petersen occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Petersen's were Farmers.

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Petersen Historical Records

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Petersen Life Expectancy

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