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Where did the English Peper family come from? What is the English Peper family crest and coat of arms? When did the Peper family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Peper family history?The Peper family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a spicer or seller of spices and/or pepper. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly commonplace in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith and wright.
Peper has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Pepper, Peper and others.
First found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peper research. Another 240 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peper History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Peper Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Peper family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Pepers to arrive on North American shores:
Peper Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Peper Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Peper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peper 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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