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The many generations and branches of the Padley family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member 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.

Padley Early Origins



The surname Padley 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.

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Padley Spelling Variations


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Padley Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Padley were recorded, including Pedler, Pedlar, Pedlow, Pedley, Pegler, Pedder and many more.

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Padley Early History


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Padley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Padley research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1615, 1685, 1656 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Padley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Padley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Padley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Padley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Padley In Ireland


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Padley In Ireland



Some of the Padley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Padley family emigrate to North America:

Padley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Moses Padley, aged 39, landed in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Padley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Padley (post 1700)



  • Marcus Padley, English-born, Australian stockbroker and writer
  • William Padley (1842-1904), English cricketer for Nottinghamshire in 1876
  • Barry Padley (b. 1949), former Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy (1968-1978)
  • Walter Ernest Padley (1916-1984), British Labour politician, Member of Parliament for Ogmore (1950-1979), President of USDAW (1948-1964), Chair of the Labour Party National Executive Committee (1965-1966)
  • Bill Padley (b. 1961), Scottish Ivor Novello Award winning record producer and songwriter

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Padley Historic Events


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Padley Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Florence May Padley, English 1st Class Passenger residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada returning to England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Padley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Padley 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 29 September 2015 at 08:01.

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