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The name Makepeace comes from a name for a person who displayed a desire to make peace. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Makepeace Early Origins



The surname Makepeace was first found in Warwickshire 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.

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Makepeace Spelling Variations


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Makepeace Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Makepeace include Makepeace, Makepeece and others.

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Makepeace Early History


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Makepeace Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Makepeace research. Another 306 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Makepeace History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Makepeace Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Makepeace Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Makepeace or a variant listed above:

Makepeace Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Makepeace settled in Boston in 1630
  • Thomas Makepeace, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • John Makepeace, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • George Makepeace settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Ann Makepeace, who landed in Maryland in 1672
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Makepeace Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Makepeace settled in Maryland in 1733
  • Elizabeth Makepeace settled in Virginia in 1770

Makepeace Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Makepeace, who arrived in Arkansas in 1885

Makepeace Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Makepeace landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Makepeace (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Makepeace (post 1700)



  • Harold T. Makepeace, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956; Mayor of Sanford, North Carolina, 1956
  • Joseph William Henry Makepeace (1881-1952), English cricketer
  • Christopher Makepeace (b. 1964), Canadian film and television actor
  • John Makepeace (b. 1939), British furniture designer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Makepeace Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Makepeace 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 November 2015 at 10:01.

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