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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peace research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peace History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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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
  • Rich Peace, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • John Peace, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Elizabeth Peace, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

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 arrived in Philadelphia between 1820 and 1866

Peace Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Betsy Peace, aged 59, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • Mary Peace, aged 31, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Peace Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Peace arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
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  • 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
  • Roger Craft Peace (1899-1968), American Democrat politician, Newspaper publisher; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1941
  • P. P. Peace, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Granville County, 1864-65
  • John T. Peace Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Blair County 2nd District, 1960
  • John Peace, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1952 (alternate), 1956 (alternate), 1964
  • James Stephen Peace (b. 1953), American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1982-93; Member of California State Senate, 1993-2002
  • James Peace, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Caroline County, 1803
  • Christopher K. Peace, American Republican politician, Elected Virginia State House of Delegates 97th District 2011
  • Charles P. Peace, American politician, Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1968
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Peace Historic Events



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  • Mr. Denzil S Peace (b. 1920), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Wanstead, Essex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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    The Peace Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peace 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.

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