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This site is for the benefit of all of us, the descendants of Gustavus  and Cordelia Petersen.  For those who didn't have the family tree handed down, you're very welcome to use the information here.  And for those of you who might have some little bit of important family history and would like to share to everyone else, please email it to me and I will post it on the site.  Photos of  grandparents, greatgrandparents and 2xgreats are very welcome.  There's always someone in the family who will appreciate seeing a picture of an aunt, uncle or grandparent who may have passed on.

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Genealogy:FAMILY CREST
Posted by: Florence Petersen on Jan 7 2013 18:28

I found a a few versions of the Petersen coat of arms/crest online, did a bit of research on the origins of the Petersen name.

The name spelt Petersen and not Peterson, found mainly in the north western European countries of Denmark, Holland, Germany and Brussels, and also further north in Finland, is a patronymic from the male given name Peter, itself ultimately coming from the Greek petros, meaning "rock" or "stone".

Coats of Arms granted to the Petersen families of Greiffenberg, (Prussia); Hesse, and Finland are recorded heraldically in Rietstap's "Armorial General", the former depicts the upper body of a stag leaping from the centre of a blue shield. A silver cross moline is the base.

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Petersen of Prussia, which was dated circa 1680, Rietstap's "Armorial General", during the reign of Emperor Leopold 1, "Habsburg Emperor", 1...

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Family stories:GUSTAVUS PETERSEN - by CAPTAIN DONALD MACLEOD
Posted by: Florence Petersen on Dec 10 2008 13:19

From the book "The Making of a Rebel - Captain Donald Macleod of the New Hebrides" by Katherine Stirling Kerr Cawley. - Glossary of Names - Page 553. Charles Gustavus Petersen was a close friend of Captain MacLeod, who was an ancestor of the author of the book. You can find it at http://books.google.com.fj/books?id=LtDKpjAA7rUC&printsec=toc&vq=petersen&output=html&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0

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This Web site:GENEOLOGY REPORT & UPDATING INFORMATION
Posted by: Florence Petersen on Oct 22 2008 06:15

Attached is the latest print out of the descendants of Augustavus & Cordelia Petersen, compiled from the information provided by members of the family. A lot of the information is not up-to-date, and I know I do need verification on some of the names. If you would like to pass on any more family details, please email me at florence@unwired.com.fj

The file is large - 316 pages (5mb) , but family members are welcome to download it from this site - it's too large for me to email it to anyone.

This report was last updated on Thursday 17th March, 2011.

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