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Peart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the name Peart goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person who was referred to as Peat. The surname Peart was originally derived from the Old English word which meant a spoiled or pampered child.

Early Origins of the Peart family


The surname Peart was first found in Kent 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 Peart family


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Peart Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Peart family name include Peat, Peate, Peart, Pert, Pett and others.

Early Notables of the Peart family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: John Peat of Aberdeen; Peter Pett, (fl 1563), the progenitor of the Pett Dynasty of shipwrights who prospered in England between the 15th and 17th centuries; Phineas Pett...
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Migration of the Peart family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Peart or a variant listed above:

Peart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Peart, who settled in Virginia in 1752

Peart Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Peart, aged 13, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm
  • Thomas Peart, aged 16, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm

Peart Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Peart, aged 33, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Peart (post 1700)


  • Darrell Peart (b. 1950), American furniture maker and designer
  • John George "Jack" Peart (1888-1948), English football center forward and football manager
  • Paul Peart, British comics artist
  • Charles Peart (1759-1798), Welsh sculptor
  • Michael Peart, Jamaican politician, the current Speaker of House of Representatives
  • Gregory John "Greg" Peart (b. 1946), former Australian politician, former member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly as a Labor member for Braddon (1986-1989)
  • Neil Ellwood Peart OC (b. 1952), Canadian drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush, inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1983
  • Thomas Frederick "Fred" Peart PC (1914-1988), Baron Peart, a British Labour politician, Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords (1979-1982), Leader of the House of Lords (1976-1979)
  • Alan Peart, New Zealander fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force, during World War II, credited with 6.33 aerial victories

The Peart 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: Ardens
Motto Translation: Fervent.


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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm

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