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Petty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Petty family


The surname Petty was first found in Perthshire where the surname is probably a variant of Peattie. The family were traditionally descended from Peada, King of Mercia, about the year 640.

"The surname also occurs frequently in Cromarty parish session records and is found in Angus in fifteenth century. Edward Pedy witnessed resignation of the bell of S, Meddan to Sir John Ogilvy in 1447" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Early History of the Petty family


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Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1485 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Petty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Petty Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Peddie, Peddy, Petty, Peatty, Peaddie, Peattie and others.

Early Notables of the Petty family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Petty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Petty family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Petty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Petty, who settled in Barbados in 1660
  • William Petty, who settled in West New Jersey in 1664
  • Lawrence Petty, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Elizabeth Petty, who settled in Delaware Bay in 1679
  • Sir William Petty, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Petty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Petty, who arrived in New Jersey in 1704 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Chr Petty, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Petty, who settled in Grenada in 1774

Petty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Petty, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Petty, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas K Petty, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Petty Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jane Petty, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Petty, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mrs. Margery Petty U.E. (née Foster) who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Petty Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mr. George Petty, Cornish printer, from Redruth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Cedric" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 20th February 1904 en route to Canada [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_ellis_island_1892_on.pdf

Petty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Petty, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • John Petty, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCESS ROYAL 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848PrincessRoyal.htm
  • William Petty Jr., English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  • Joseph Petty, aged 38, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"

Petty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. Petty, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1871
  • J. Petty, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1871
  • H. Petty, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1871
  • C. Petty, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1871
  • Emma Petty, aged 25, a maid, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name Petty (post 1700)


  • Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (1950-2017), American rock musician and songwriter, founder of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the Traveling Wilburys, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001
  • Kyle Eugene Petty (b. 1960), retired American NASCAR driver
  • Lieutenant Orlando Henderson Petty (1874-1932), American physician and naval officer awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I
  • Norman Petty (1927-1984), American musician, songwriter, and pioneer record producer
  • Richard Petty (b. 1937), former NASCAR racer and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Lori Petty (b. 1963), American film and television actress
  • Henry Thomas Petty -Fitzmaurice (1816-1866), 4th Marquis of Lansdowne, Irish peer, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
  • Henry Petty -Fitzmaurice (1780-1863), 3rd Marquis of Lansdowne, Irish peer and statesman
  • William Petty (1737-1805), 1st Marquis of Landsdowne, known as Lord Shelburne, elder son of the Hon. John Fitzmaurice, who assumed the name of Petty in 1751, Irish peer
  • Dini Petty (b. 1945), Canadian television and radio host

Historic Events for the Petty family



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Edmund J Petty (b. 1902), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Southampton, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Edwin Henry Petty (d. 1912), aged 25, English Bedroom Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Suggested Readings for the name Petty


  • The Petty-Pettis Genealogy: Descendants of John Petty of Springfield, Massachusetts, 1668 by Robert Joseph Curfman.
  • Petty: A Genealogy Record and Short History of the Descendants of John Petty and Loveday Kent Petty by George Bell.
  • Petty, of England & Virginia by Gerald McKinney Petty.

The Petty Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Consulto
Motto Translation: Resolution


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Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_ellis_island_1892_on.pdf
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCESS ROYAL 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848PrincessRoyal.htm
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  8. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  9. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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