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Peaston Early Origins



The surname Peaston was first found in East Lothian, where they held a family seat. Michael of Peaston or Paystoun was the first on record about 1140 and he was probably the Norman noble who joined David, the Earl of Huntingdon's train north when he became King David of Scotland. As was the Norman custom, the second son took the name of the manor or estates, and it may be that the senior line of the family remained in England. Michael's son Richard granted alms to the Church of Soltre from 1180 to 1214.

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Peaston Spelling Variations


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Peaston Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Peaston, Peastown, Peastoun, Peeston, Pieston, Peiston, Peestoun, Peastone, Peestone, Paiston, Payston, Paystone and many more.

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Peaston Early History


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Peaston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peaston research. Another 356 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1380, and 1689 are included under the topic Early Peaston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peaston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peaston Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Peaston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Payston who settled in New England in 1650.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peaston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peaston (post 1700)



  • David Peaston (1957-2012), American R&B and gospel singer

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Peaston Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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    The Peaston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peaston Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 September 2015 at 08:17.

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