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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
  • Thowald Emil Pederson, aged 23, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1891
  • 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, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871
  • Dirth O. Pederson, aged 21, 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

  • Mr. Johan Adolph  Pederson, English Interpreter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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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



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

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