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Late, as usual but better late than never!!!Many happy returns from us all with much love.Need your address details and email.Just returned from NZ where I went to join the cousins to celebrate Aunty Jane's 100th birthday.. Amazing woman in very good shape too.Her memory isn't the best but I can't talk and I'm 35 years behind her!!!Want to hear how you're settling down. Love Aunty Yvonne.Nicholas and Lesieli had a daughter last month Eden Alohilani.Guess who named her.... MOI!
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...
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 email@example.com
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.