Peddie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Peddie family

The surname Peddie was first found in Perthshire where the surname is probably a variant of Peattie. The family were traditionally descended from Peada, King of Mercia, about the year 640.

"The surname also occurs frequently in Cromarty parish session records and is found in Angus in fifteenth century. Edward Pedy witnessed resignation of the bell of S, Meddan to Sir John Ogilvy in 1447" [1]

Early History of the Peddie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peddie research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1485 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Peddie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Peddie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Peddie, Peddy, Petty, Peatty, Peaddie, Peattie and others.

Early Notables of the Peddie family (pre 1700)

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United States Peddie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Peddie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Peddie, who settled in East New Jersey in 1684
Peddie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Peddie, who settled in Virginia in 1747
  • James Peddie, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766
Peddie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Peddie, who settled in Colorado in 1859

Canada Peddie migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Peddie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Stuart Peddie, who settled in Montreal in 1797
Peddie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Donald Peddie, who was on record in Ontario in 1832

New Zealand Peddie migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Peddie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. G. Peddie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gloucester" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 28th December 1858 [2]
  • Mrs. Janet Peddie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gloucester" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 28th December 1858 [2]
  • William S. Peddie, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Beatrice Peddie, aged 28, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Mary Peddie, aged 54, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Peddie (post 1700) +

  • Thomas B Peddie (1808-1889), Edinburgh born, American philanthropist, eponym of the Peddie school in New Jersey
  • Thomas Baldwin Peddie (1808-1889), American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1864-65; Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, 1866-70 [3]
  • Douglas H. Peddie, American Republican politician, Mayor of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 1956-64 [3]
  • William Peddie (1805-1893), Scottish Presbyterian minister, son of the James Peddie, editor of the United Presbyterian Magazine
  • James Peddie (1758-1845), Scottish Presbyterian divine from Perth, son of James Peddie, a brewer
  • John Dick Peddie, Scottish politician member of the UK Parliament for Kilmarnock District of Burghs, in 1880
  • John Hope Peddie (1876-1928), Scottish football player
  • Captain John Peddie (d. 1840), British Naval officer
  • James Mortimer Peddie (1905-1978), Baron Peddie, company Chairman


The Peddie 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: Consulto
Motto Translation: Resolution


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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