The surname Petersen 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Petersen research.Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1747, 1784, 1615, 1676, 1624, 1677, 1614, 1652, 1667, 1727, 1779, 1827, 1819, 1895, 1864, 1856 and 1918 are included under the topic Early Petersen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Peter, Petter, Peeter, Peetter, Peater, Peatter, Peters, Petersen, Peer, Peers and many more.
Notables with the name Petersen 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; Bonaventura Peeters the Elder (1614-1652), a Flemish
painter, draughtsman and etcher; John Peeters or Pieters (1667-1727), born... Another 102 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Petersen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.