When the Swedish residents were required by English law to start using the English naming system, rather than (around 1685) the Scandanavian patrynomic naming system, he changed his name from Peterson (Persson) to Longacre, thus confusing his descendants as to their heritage for about 10 generations! LOL. Most of us thought we were English, rather than Swedish because of the name change.
Thank you for your additions to this thread. On the subject of name changing during colonial times, after the Brits took over Niew Amsterdam in 1664, some Dutch and most Frenchmen anglicized their names. Evidently this was not uncommon back then.