Peattie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Peattie family

The surname Peattie was first found in Roxburghshire, Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Peattie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peattie research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1597, 1603, 1735, 1771, and 1803 are included under the topic Early Peattie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Peattie Spelling Variations

The name Peattie, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Beattie, Beatty, Beaty, Beatie, Betay, Bety and others.

Early Notables of the Peattie family (pre 1700)

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peattie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Peattie family to Ireland

Some of the Peattie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Peattie migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Peattie family, or who bore a variation of the surname Peattie were

Peattie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Peattie, who settled in Somerset Co. Pennsylvania in 1818
  • Robert Peattie, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1818 [1]

Australia Peattie migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Peattie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Peattie, aged 24, a shoemaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Peattie (post 1700) +

  • Roderick Peattie (1891-1955), American geographer and noted author, brother of Donald C. Peattie
  • Mark R. Peattie (1930-2014), American academic and Japanologist
  • Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1862-1935), American author, journalist and critic
  • Donald C Peattie (1898-1964), American botanist and naturalist
  • Charles Peattie (b. 1958), British cartoonist, half of the duo team that produces the comic strip Alex
  • Donald "Don" Peattie, Scottish former professional association footballer from Dumfries
  • Cathy Peattie (b. 1951), Scottish Labour politician


The Peattie 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: Lumen coeleste sequamur
Motto Translation: May we follow heavenly inspiration.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Friday 14 October 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1853.shtml


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