The name Peagram has a history dating as far back as the Norman Conquest
in 1066. It was a name for a person who had made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land or some devotional area in Europe such as the tomb of St. Thomas a Beckett at Canterbury.
Early Origins of the Peagram family
The surname Peagram was first found in Norfolk
, where the family held lands after the Norman Conquest
. Robert, John, and Thomas Pelerin were all registered in Normandy
between 1180 and 1195.
Early History of the Peagram family
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Peagram Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Peagram were recorded, including Pilgrim, Pilgrime, Pilgram, Pegram, Pegrem, Pelerin, Peregrine and many more.
Early Notables of the Peagram family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Peagram family to Ireland
Some of the Peagram 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.
Migration of the Peagram family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Peagram Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Frederick C. Peagram, aged 33, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874