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Multiple Origins for the Surname Peer


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Peer Early Origins



The surname Peer was first found in the Palatinate, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Peer Spelling Variations


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Peer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Peter, Petter, Peeter, Peetter, Peater, Peatter, Peters, Petersen, Peer, Peers and many more.

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Peer Early History


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Peer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peer research. Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1747, 1784, 1615, 1676, 1624, 1677, 1779, 1827, 1819, 1864, 1856 and 1918 are included under the topic Early Peer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Peer during this period were Catharina Peeters (1615-1676), Flemish Baroque painter noted for painting seascapes; Johannes (or Jan) Peeters (1624-1677), a Flemish Baroque painter who specialized in seascapes and shipwrecks; and Carl Friedrich Peters (1779-1827), a German music publisher who began the famous "Peters Edition" of inexpensive...

Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peer Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Peer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • T Peer, who arrived in Virginia in 1670

Peer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Peer, who arrived in New Jersey in 1730
  • John Peer, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1796

Peer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Peer, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peer (post 1700)



  • Beverly Peer (1912-1997), American jazz double-bassist
  • Ralph Sylvester Peer (1892-1960), American talent scout, recording engineer and record producer
  • Elizabeth Clow Peer (1936-1984), birth name of Elizabeth Peer Jansson, American journalist, the first female foreign correspondent at Newsweek
  • George W. Peer (b. 1832), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1895-96
  • Stephen Peer (1840-1887), Canadian tightrope walker who fell to his death while walking a tightrope over Niagara Falls

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Peer Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    11. ...

    The Peer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peer 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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