× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


Peabody is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Peabody family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Peabody family lived in Hertfordshire. The name, however, is a reference to Pabode, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It has also been suggested that Peabody began as a nickname which marked a person by some physical characteristic, but, while this does seem probable, no convincing etymological derivation has been discovered to support this idea.

Peabody Early Origins



The surname Peabody was first found in Hertfordshire, but we must take a moment to pass on a rather ridiculous origin of the name that this author agrees is rather 'far-fetched.' "The same as Paybody. Dixon derived it from Pae-body, 'one as handsome as a pae or peacock!' This is far-fetched enough for the ordinary belief, but Mr. Arthur goes much further, in deducing the lineage of the name from one Boadie, a kinsman of Queen Boadices, who escaped into Wales, and there got the name of Pea, or mountain, prefixed to his name !!" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

After that distraction, we must seriously explore the origin of the distinguished name. "Pabode held a fief from the see of Durham, temp. William I. He was probably of Flemish origin. Henry Pappede held this fief 1165 and from him descended the family of Pappady, Pabody or Peabody, from which [descend] the celebrated philanthropist of the name." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Close

Peabody Spelling Variations


Expand

Peabody Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Peabody have been found, including Peabody, Paybody and others.

Close

Peabody Early History


Expand

Peabody Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peabody research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Peabody History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Peabody Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Peabody Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. 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 Peabody were among those contributors:

Peabody Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Peabody settled in Hampton in New Hampshire in 1630
  • Francis Peabody (Peboddy) settled in Boston in 1635
  • Francis Peabody, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1635
  • William Peabody, who landed in New England in 1645

Peabody Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lieutenant Francis Peabody settled in Topsfield in Massachusetts
  • George Peabody settled in Philadelphia
  • Charles Peabody settled in New York
  • John A Peabody, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • W Peabody, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Peabody (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Peabody (post 1700)



  • George Foster Peabody (1795-1869), American entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Institute and Museum and who bestowed the Peabody Award
  • Major-General Paul Everton Peabody (1892-1979), American Military Attaché to London (1943-1944)
  • Brigadier-General Hume Peabody (1893-1984), American Commanding General 3rd Tactical Command (1944-1945)
  • Nancy Pinkerton Peabody (1940-2010), American actress
  • Charles H. Peabody, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterford, 1906
  • Charles A. Peabody Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 11th District, 1876
  • Amos H. Peabody, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 18th District, 1894
  • Amos Peabody, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Allegany and Steuben counties, 1821-22
  • Elden J. Peabody, American Democrat politician, Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Milan 1938
  • Endicott Peabody (1920-1997), American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts Governor's Council 3rd District, 1955-56; Governor of Massachusetts, 1963-65; Defeated, 1960
  • ... (Another 34 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Motto


Expand

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: Murus aeneus consienta sana
Motto Translation: A sound conscience is a wall of brass.


Close

Peabody Family Crest Products


Expand

Peabody Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The Peabody Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peabody 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 28 November 2016 at 05:23.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest