The Paddil name was originally an Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who worked as the pedder. Pedlars
often carried his wares in a pack as he traveled throughout the countryside. But the name was originally derived from the Old English word pedder,
which meant wicker worker
or someone who worked with baskets.
Early Origins of the Paddil family
The surname Paddil was first found in Devon
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.
Early History of the Paddil family
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Paddil Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Paddil has undergone many spelling variations
, including Pedler, Pedlar, Pedlow, Pedley, Pegler, Pedder and many more.
Early Notables of the Paddil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Paddil family to Ireland
Some of the Paddil family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Paddil family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Paddil were among those contributors: Francis and Robert Pedler, who settled in St. Christopher in 1633; Roger Pedlers, who settled in Virginia in 1655; George Pedley, who settled in Virginia in 1660.
The Paddil 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: Animo non astutia
Motto Translation: By courage, not by craft.