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Origins of the Peters surname

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About the Peterses

We have a total number of 138061 records for people with the last name Peters.

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Where do most Peterses live?

In 1921, most Peterses lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Peterses

How common is your surname?

371st most common surname in the UK

We have 108,000 records for the Peters surname. The oldest one dates back to 1532.

Who were Peterses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Williamses

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What are the most common Peters first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Peters family members

Common jobs for Peterses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Peterses in 1921
Dressmaker

508

Laundress

308

Domestic Servant

269

General Servant Domestic

252

General Servant

194

Common Male occupations for Peterses in 1921
General Labourer

422

Agricultural Labourer

335

Carpenter

287

Farm Hands

269

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

269

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