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The surname Pettersson is a patronymic name created originally from the personal name of a male relative. Pettersson is derived from the Greek word "petros," which means 'rock.' Forms of this name gained much popularity in the Middle Ages, as it appears in the Bible, bestowed by Christ on an apostle. St. Peter is often regarded as being the founder of the Christian church. The suffix "sson" and its variants are translatable as "son of."

Pettersson Early Origins




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Pettersson Spelling Variations


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Pettersson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: pettersen and others.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pettersson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anders Pettersson, aged 5, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Anna Pettersson, aged 34, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Carl Johan Pettersson, aged 9, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Eric Johan Pettersson, aged 21, arrived in Boston, Mass in 1850
  • Gustaf Eric Pettersson, aged 7, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
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Pettersson Historic Events


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Pettersson Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Ellen Natalia Pettersson (d. 1912), aged 18, Swedish Third Class passenger from Stockholm, Uppland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Johan Emil Pettersson (d. 1912), aged 25, Swedish Third Class passenger from VastermoVästermo, Södermanland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. 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.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Pettersson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pettersson 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 14 February 2014 at 10:10.

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