Peale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Peale family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Peale comes from when the family lived by the palisade. Peel was a square tower in olden times. Peale 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.

Early Origins of the Peale family

The surname Peale 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.

Early History of the Peale family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peale research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1598 and are included under the topic Early Peale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Peale Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Peale has appeared include Peel, Peal, Peale, Peele and others.

Early Notables of the Peale family (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...
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Ireland Migration of the Peale family to Ireland

Some of the Peale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Peale migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Peale arrived in North America very early:

Peale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Larence Peale, who arrived in Virginia in 1620 [1]
  • Fr Peale, who landed in Virginia in 1633 [1]
  • Henry Peale, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [1]
  • Elizabeth Peale, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [1]
  • James Peale, who arrived in Virginia in 1670
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Peale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J Peale, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Canada Peale migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Peale Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mary Peale, aged 36, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland

Contemporary Notables of the name Peale (post 1700) +

  • Franklin Peale (1795-1870), American employee and officer of the Philadelphia Mint from 1833 to 1854, son of Charles Willson Peale
  • Titian Peale (1799-1885), American artist, naturalist, entomologist and photographer
  • Raphael Peale (1774-1825), American painter of still-life, son of C. W. Peale
  • Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), American painter, soldier and naturalist
  • Anna Claypoole Peale (1791-1878), American miniature painter, daughter of J. Peale
  • Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993), prominent post-war religious figure who is probably best remembered for his book "The Power of Positive Thinking" published in 1952
  • S. R. Peale, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 34th District, 1877-78 [2]
  • Rembrandt Peale, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920 [2]
  • Patricia C. Peale, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2004 [2]
  • Granville P. Peale, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1902 [2]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Peale 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.

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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