The chronicles of the Peapples family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts
. The ancestors of the Peapples family lived in the town of Peebles in the county of the same name. The name is occasionally derived from residence in the lands called Peebles near St. Vigeans in the county of Angus.
Early Origins of the Peapples family
The surname Peapples was first found in Peeblesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland
, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, 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.
Early History of the Peapples family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peapples research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1328, 1384, 1555, 1579, 1559 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Peapples History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Peapples Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred
years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations
every time they were written. Peapples has been written Peebles, Peebes, Peebbes, Peeples, Peoples and many more.
Early Notables of the Peapples family (pre 1700)
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peapples Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Peapples family to Ireland
Some of the Peapples family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 103 words (7 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 Peapples family to the New World and Oceana
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Peapples: Anne, Annabella, John, Margaret, Mary and Sarah Peebbes all arrived in New York State in 1804; Hugh Peebles arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774; James Peeples settled in Philadelphia in 1869.