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The ancestors of the Pederson family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The name Pederson is derived from the personal name Peter. Pederson is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. This particular surname was taken from the popular religious given name, Peter a shortened form of St. Peter. Other patronymic names were derived from the given name of an ancestor of the bearer, while still others came from the names of secular heroes.

Pederson Early Origins



The surname Pederson was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Pederson Spelling Variations


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Pederson Spelling Variations



The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Pederson has been spelled Peterson, Petersone, Petterson, Piterson and others.

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Pederson Early History


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Pederson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pederson research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1377, 1378, 1411 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Pederson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pederson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pederson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Gerlac Peterssen (Petersen, Peterson, Gerlacus Petri) (1377 or 1378-1411), a Dutch mystic, entered the Institution of the Brethren...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pederson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pederson In Ireland


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Pederson In Ireland



Some of the Pederson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Pederson:

Pederson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton Pederson, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thowald Emil Pederson, aged 23, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1891 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Adolf Pederson, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1896

Pederson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A J Pederson, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1900
  • Adolf Pederson, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Copenhagen, in 1901
  • Alfred Pederson, aged 26, who settled in America from Lande, Norway, in 1909
  • Alf Pederson, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Adolf Pederson, aged 34, who landed in America from N.Undal, Norway, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pederson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jorgen Pederson, aged 28, a workman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871
  • Dirth O. Pederson, aged 21, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pederson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pederson (post 1700)



  • James "Jim" Pederson (b. 1942), American businessman, co-founder of The Pederson Group
  • Stuart Russell Pederson (b. 1960), American former Major League Baseball player who played in 1985 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Donald O. Pederson (1925-2004), American professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, awarded the IEEE Education Medal in 1969, IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984, Computer & Communication Promotion Prize in 1996 and the IEEE Medal of Honor for "creation of the SPICE Program, universally used for the computer aided design of circuits" in 1998
  • John C. Pederson (b. 1968), American politician, Member of the Minnesota Senate (2011-)
  • Doug Irvin Pederson (b. 1968), former American NFL football quarterback
  • Joc R. Pederson (b. 1992), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Vernon R. Pederson (b. 1919), American jurist, Justice on the North Dakota Supreme Court from 1975 to 1985
  • Steve Pederson, American Academy Award winning sound engineer
  • George Pederson, American politician, Mayor of Santa Clarita, California, 1994
  • Elvin E. Pederson, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 40th District, 1957-58
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Pederson Historic Events


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Pederson Historic Events




RMS Lusitania


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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nihil sine Deo
Motto Translation: Nothing without God.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Pederson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pederson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 09:47.

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