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Recorded as Peter, and the patronymics Peters and Peterson, this is a Crusader surname. That is to say it was a name which was originally biblical and was largely introduced into Europe by Crusader knights and pilgrims returning from the Holy Land in the 12th century. It derives from the Greek word "petros", meaning a rock, and is associated with St Peter, the apostle. It first recorded in England as a personal name, at the time there were no surnames, in the Domesday Book of 1086. Today these early Christian names including such forms as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, although this is more popularly known as the patronymic Jones, form the largest single grouping within the surname listings...

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Wynneth (Peters) Mullins

I know very little about my Peters ancestors. There were only 3 Peters generations before me in the US. My grandfather Claude had a twin sister named Maude. My father's name was also Claude and my brother was Claude Peters Jr. The Peters family has lived in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas over the years. My name is Wynneth Faye (Peters) Mullins. My maiden name is Peters. I know very little about the Peters family. I do know that my 3x great grand parents are Michael (20 Sep. 1796, Offerlane, Laois, Ireland) and (Seram) Sally (Egan) Peters (22 May 1807, Drum, Roscommon, Ireland). They lived in Tipperary. Their 4 children Lucy (12 Nov. 1832), John (22 Mar. 1835), James (10 July 1837) and Thomas Peters (18 Jan. 1839) were born in the years between 1832 – 1839 and were baptized in the Roman Catholic Church, Dovea, Drom & Inch, Tipperary, Ireland. St Mary's Catholic Church in Drom was built in 1829 for Friar Thomas Mullaney, whose name is inscribed over the front door. I have found the information of each child’s baptism in this church. I believe that the parents of Michael is William and Sally (McEvoy) Peters. And I believe the parents of Sally Egan are David and Sally (Sara or Seram) (Jackson) Egan and I believe Sally had 7 brothers and sisters total. Sally Peters born 22 May 1807 in Ireland. Thomas Peters was born 18 January 1839 in Ireland. The relationship between Sally and Thomas is mother and son. They sailed from Liverpool, England to the Castle Garden, the Port of New York on the Ship: The Shamrock. Both listed as servants in the ship register. They were listed as Passenger #188 Sally Peters, age 48. #189 Thomas Peters, age 17. The voyage left Liverpool, England 15 May 1856 and arrived in New York 9 June 1856. The next information is that Thomas came to Texas and married Mary Elizabeth Hogland or Hoagland in Paris, Lamar County, Texas on 05 August 1859. Thomas was in the United States 3 years before he married Mary. I wonder how they met and if they knew each other before Thomas arrived in the US. I have never found Sally Peters in the US. I don’t know if she brought Thomas here and then went back to Ireland or if she stayed in the US and perhaps married someone. I have so much history about our family from the time Thomas and his mother came to the US and up to now. I would love to share all this information with you if you would only let me know about you and the family that stayed in Ireland or where ever they moved to. Please contact me. I would love to know all about the family that stayed in Europe. Thank you.

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