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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : variant spelling of Peter.
  • Swedish (Petré) : shortened form of Petrejus or Petraeus, Latinized patronymics from the personal name Per, Pär (see Peter).
  • Slovenian : derivative of the personal name Peter.
  • French (Pêtre) : metonymic occupational name for an apothecary or grocer, from Old French pistel, pestel ‘pestle’.

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