The Peardon surname in England
is of Norman origins, thought to have originally been a nickname
from the Old French "prud’homme" meaning "wise man."
Early Origins of the Peardon family
The surname Peardon was first found in Wiltshire
, and Surrey
. where Gilbert Prodhome or Prudume was on record in the Pipe Rolls
in the 12th century. The name Roger Prodomme or Prodhomme was recorded in the Feet of Fines of Essex
in 1284, and in 1326. The place named Pridhamsleigh, in Devon
is named for John Prodhomme, who lived there in 1281. Like many Norman names, Peardon made its way to Scotland
, where the first record of the name was of Willelmus Prodomme of Scotia, a mercator who had safe conduct to England
Early History of the Peardon family
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Peardon Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Prudholm, Prudham, Prodhamn, Proudhome, Prudholme, Prudhome, Prodomme, Purdomme, Purdon, Purdholm and many more.
Early Notables of the Peardon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Peardon family to Ireland
Some of the Peardon family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Peardon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Peardon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Peardon, aged 18, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"
Peardon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Peardon, aged 37, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
- Ann Peardon, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
Contemporary Notables of the name Peardon (post 1700)
- Derek Peardon (b. 1950), former Australian rules football player who played in the VFL between 1968 and 1971
Historic Events for the Peardon family
- Mr. Franklin Arthur Peardon, Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/