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The Anglo-Saxon name Pedder comes from when its first bearer worked as a person who sells a variety of goods. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.

Pedder Early Origins



The surname Pedder was first found in Lancashire at Whittingham, a township, in the ecclesiastical parish of Goosnargh, parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness. "The estate passed by sale to the Pedders, of Preston. Whittingham Hall is now the property of James Pedder, Esq., of Ashton Lodge." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Pedder Spelling Variations


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Pedder 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 Pedder include Pedder, Peddar and others.

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Pedder Early History


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Pedder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pedder research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1443, 1457, 1661, 1520, 1571, 1559 and 1571 are included under the topic Early Pedder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pedder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pedder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pedder 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 Pedder or a variant listed above:

Pedder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Pedder, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • Mathew Pedder settled in Barbados with his wife and son in 1678

Pedder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Pedder settled in Maryland in 1729
  • Charles Pedder settled in Virginia in 1765
  • William Pedder settled in Virginia in 1774

Pedder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Pedder, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

Pedder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Pedder, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles"

Pedder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. H. Chick Pedder arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Parsee" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedder (post 1700)



  • Jack Pedder, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960
  • Charles J. Pedder, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County, 1897-98
  • Guy Richard Pedder (1892-1964), English cricketer who played from 1925 to 1931
  • Sibella Margaretha Pedder (b. 1980), retired English two-time bronze medalist swimmer
  • Scott Pedder (b. 1976), Australian driver in the Australian Rally Championship
  • Sir John John Lewes Pedder (1784-1859), English-born, Australian judge and politician, the first Chief Justice of Van Diemen's Land
  • Admiral Sir Arthur Pedder, Commander Allied Naval Forces

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Pedder Historic Events


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Pedder Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Ernest A J Pedder (b. 1907), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Wandsworth, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Pedder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pedder 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.

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