Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who worked as the pedder. Pedlars often carried his wares in a pack as he traveled throughout the countryside. But the name was originally derived from the Old English word pedder, which meant wicker worker or someone who worked with baskets.
Early Origins of the Peddell family
Devon 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 Peddell family
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Peddell Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Peddell family name include Pedler, Pedlar, Pedlow, Pedley, Pegler, Pedder and many more.
Early Notables of the Peddell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Peddell family to Ireland
Some of the Peddell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Peddell family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Peddell surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Francis and Robert Pedler, who settled in St. Christopher in 1633; Roger Pedlers, who settled in Virginia in 1655; George Pedley, who settled in Virginia in 1660.
Contemporary Notables of the name Peddell (post 1700)
The Peddell 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: Animo non astutia
Motto Translation: By courage, not by craft.
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