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Paddle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Paddle name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Paddle was originally a name given to someone who worked as 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 Paddle family


The surname Paddle 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 Paddle family


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Paddle Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Paddle are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Paddle include: Pedler, Pedlar, Pedlow, Pedley, Pegler, Pedder and many more.

Early Notables of the Paddle family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Paddle family to Ireland


Some of the Paddle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Paddle family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paddle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Paddle, aged 43, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Norman"

The Paddle 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.


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