The name Peas comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was concerned with his/her looks or manners. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Peas family
The surname Peas was first found in Durham
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 Peas family
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Peas Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Peas has undergone many spelling variations
, including Peacock, Peacocke and others.
Early Notables of the Peas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Peas family to Ireland
Some of the Peas family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Peas family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Peas were among those contributors: Charles Peacock settled in Virginia in 1635; Mathew, Michael, Richard and Robert Peacock also settled in Virginia in the 17th century; Nathaniel Peacock settled in Virginia in 1606.
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