Peate is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a person who was referred to as Peat.
The surname Peate was originally derived from the Old English word which meant a spoiled or pampered child.
Early Origins of the Peate family
The surname Peate 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 Peate family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peate 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 Peate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Peate Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Peate include Peat, Peate, Peart, Pert, Pett and others.
Early Notables of the Peate 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... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Peate family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Peate Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth Peate, aged 25, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.
- Thomas Peate, aged 50, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"
- Henry Thomas Peate, aged 16, a gardener, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"
- Emma Peate, aged 13, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"
Peate Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William H. Peate, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
Contemporary Notables of the name Peate (post 1700)
- Rod Peate, American poker player from Portland, Oregon; as of 2016, his total live tournament winnings exceed 880,000
- Mary Peate, English BBC Radio producer
- Edmund "Ted" Peate (1855-1900), English professional cricketer who played for Yorkshire (1879-1887) and England (1881-1886)
The Peate 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 Translation: Fervent.