The Peblis family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan
of ancient Scotland
. The Peblis family lived in the town of Peebles in the county of the same name. The name is occasionally derived from residence in the lands called Peebles near St. Vigeans in the county of Angus.
Early Origins of the Peblis family
The surname Peblis was first found in Peeblesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland
, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, 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 Scotland
to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Peblis family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peblis research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1328, 1384, 1555, 1579, 1559 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Peblis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Peblis Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Peblis include Peebles, Peebes, Peebbes, Peeples, Peoples and many more.
Early Notables of the Peblis family (pre 1700)
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peblis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Peblis family to Ireland
Some of the Peblis family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Peblis family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Peblis: Anne, Annabella, John, Margaret, Mary and Sarah Peebbes all arrived in New York State in 1804; Hugh Peebles arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774; James Peeples settled in Philadelphia in 1869.