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Where did the English Peick family come from? What is the English Peick family crest and coat of arms? When did the Peick family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Peick family history?Peick is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Peick family lived in Kent. It is thought that Peachy is of topographical origin, distinguishing a bearer who lived near a peach tree, sold peaches, or was associated with the fruit in some other way. In French it is written peche, and the addition of the letter y on to the end of the name is probably the result of its Anglicization.
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Peick family name include Peachy, Peach, Peache, Peachee, Peachey, Peche and many more.
First found in Kent where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peick research. Another 226 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1671, 1723, 1736, 1737, 1794, and 1808 are included under the topic Early Peick History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Peick family to immigrate North America: William Peachee, who arrived in west New Jersey in 1664; Daniel Peachey settled in Virginia in 1753; William Peachy settled in Newcastle Del. in 1677..
The Peick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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