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The ancient history of the name Peat dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name given to a person who was referred to as Peat. The surname Peat was originally derived from the Old English word which meant a spoiled or pampered child.

Peat Early Origins



The surname Peat 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.

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Peat Spelling Variations


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Peat Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Peat include Peat, Peate, Peart, Pert, Pett and others.

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Peat Early History


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Peat Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peat research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1485, 1513, 1563, 1570, 1647, 1610 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Peat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peat Early Notables (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...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peat 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Peat or a variant listed above:

Peat Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Peat, aged 38, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Joe and John Peat settled in Boston in 1635
  • John Peat, who landed in Virginia in 1649

Peat Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joshua Peat, who arrived in Jamaica in 1746
  • Richard Peat settled in Virginia in 1754

Peat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Peat, who landed in New York in 1824
  • George Peat arrived in Philadelphia in 1878

Peat Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Epenetus Peat U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Peat Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emily Peat arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Louisa Peat arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Ann Peat arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Flora" in 1851

Peat Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Peat, aged 27, a miner, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Elizabeth Peat, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Elizabeth Peat, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Mary Peat, aged 2 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • John Peat, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peat (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peat (post 1700)



  • Marion Todd Peat (b. 1964), former American football player
  • Nathan Neil Martin Peat (b. 1982), English footballer
  • F. David Peat (b. 1938), English holistic physicist and author from Waterloo, England
  • Louisa Watson Small Peat (1883-1952), Irish lecturer and writer
  • Charles Urie Peat (1892-1979), British Conservative Party politician and cricketer
  • Neville Peat (b. 1947), New Zealand author and photographer from Dunedin
  • Mark Peat (b. 1982), Scottish professional footballer
  • Stephen Peat (b. 1980), Canadian ice hockey right wing
  • Sir Michael Charles Gerrard Peat GCVO (b. 1949), Principal Private Secretary to Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (2002 to 2011)
  • Sir William Barclay Peat (1852-1936), the British second son of James Peat and Margaret Barclay of the banking family that built Barclays Bank
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Peat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peat 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 9 March 2016 at 15:17.

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