Peace History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Peace family

The surname Peace was first found in the Orkney Islands, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Important Dates for the Peace family

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Peace Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Peace, Pease, Paise and others.

Early Notables of the Peace family (pre 1700)

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Peace migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Peace Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anthony Peace, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Anthony Peace, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [1]
  • Rich Peace, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [1]
  • John Peace, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [1]
  • Elizabeth Peace, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [1]
Peace Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Peace, who settled in Virginia in 1764
Peace Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James, John, and Thomas Peace, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1820 and 1866

Peace migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Peace Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Betsy Peace, aged 59, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [2]
  • Mary Peace, aged 31, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon" [3]

Peace migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Peace Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Peace, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Peace (post 1700)

  • J. Stephen "Steve" Peace (b. 1953), American film writer and producer, and Democrat politician
  • T. W. Peace, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1900, 1936 [4]
  • Roger Craft Peace (1899-1968), American Democrat politician, Newspaper publisher; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1941 [4]
  • P. P. Peace, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Granville County, 1864-65 [4]
  • John T. Peace Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Blair County 2nd District, 1960 [4]
  • John Peace, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1952 (alternate), 1956 (alternate), 1964 [4]
  • James Stephen Peace (b. 1953), American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1982-93; Member of California State Senate, 1993-2002 [4]
  • James Peace, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Caroline County, 1803 [4]
  • Christopher K. Peace, American Republican politician, Elected Virginia State House of Delegates 97th District 2011 [4]
  • Charles P. Peace, American politician, Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1968 [4]
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Peace family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Denzil S Peace (b. 1920), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Wanstead, Essex, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BARQUE CAUCASIAN 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caucasian1852.shtml
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
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