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The present generation of the Peal family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived by the palisade. Peel was a square tower in olden times. Peal is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Peal Early Origins



The surname Peal was first found in Yorkshire 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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Peal Spelling Variations


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Peal Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Peal include Peel, Peal, Peale, Peele and others.

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Peal Early History


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Peal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peal research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1598 and are included under the topic Early Peal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peal Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include George Peele (c1556-1598), Elizabethan translator, poet, and dramatist who some claim collaborated with William Shakespeare on the play Titus Andronicus; and Sir Robert Peel, statesman, who as Home...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peal In Ireland


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Peal In Ireland



Some of the Peal family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Peal were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Peal Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Peal, aged 23, landed in Virginia in 1684

Peal Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Peal, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1757

Peal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Peal arrived in Philadelphia in 1820

Peal Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. George Peal U.E. who arrived in Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 244 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. MaryPeal U.E. who arrived in Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 311 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. AnnPeal D. U.E. (b. 1772), aged 11 who arrived in Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 346 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. MaryPeal D. U.E. (b. 1771), aged 12 who arrived in Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 345 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Peal U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peal (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peal (post 1700)



  • John H. Peal, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1886-87, 1893
  • Frank B. Peal, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bethel, 1914
  • Elmer Peal, American Democrat politician, Chair of Pemiscot County Democratic Party, 1943

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Peal Historic Events


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Peal Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. E F Peal, British Lieutenant Paymaster Royal Navy Volunteer Reserves, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Sultan

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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: Industria
Motto Translation: Industrious.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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The Peal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peal 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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