Peddle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Peddle is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as 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 Peddle family

The surname Peddle was first found in 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 Peddle family

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Peddle Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Peddle are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Peddle include Pedler, Pedlar, Pedlow, Pedley, Pegler, Pedder and many more.

Early Notables of the Peddle family (pre 1700)

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Peddle Ranking

In Newfoundland, Canada, the name Peddle is the 47th most popular surname with an estimated 484 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Peddle family to Ireland

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United States Peddle migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Peddle or a variant listed above:

Peddle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Peddle, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 [2]
Peddle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Peddle, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [2]

Australia Peddle migration to Australia +

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

Peddle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Peddle, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Charles Kerr" on 6th June 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • William Peddle, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Hungerford"

Contemporary Notables of the name Peddle (post 1700) +

  • Eric Daniel Peddle (b. 1970), American screenwriter, film director, casting director and author
  • Juliet A. Peddle (1899-1979), American architect, the first woman architect in the state of Indiana, cofounder of the Women's Architectural Club of Chicago
  • Charles Ingerham Peddle (b. 1937), American electrical engineer, the main designer of the MOS Technology 6502 microprocessor, the KIM-1 SBC, the Commodore PET personal computer, and co-designer of the Victor 9000 personal computer/workstation
  • Paul Peddle (b. 1963), American professional football player
  • Julian Peddle (1954-2006), English entrepreneur in the English transportation industry
  • Geoffrey Curtis Ralph "Geoff" Peddle (1963-2020), Canadian bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador from 2014 to 2020
  • Jordan Peddle (b. 1991), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mark Peddle, Canadian musician from downtown St. John's, Newfoundland
  • Ambrose Peddle (1927-2014), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Grand Falls-White Bay-Labrador (1968-1972)

SS Newfoundland
  • Mr. Ed. Peddle (b. 1887), Newfoundlander from New Perlican, who on the 30th March 1914 he was part of the Seal Crew of the "SS Newfoundland" leaving the ship to intercept the Stephano which took him to the hunting grounds, he disembarked to begin sealing, but was caught in a thickening storm, attempting to return to the Newfoundland he and the 132 crew made camp for two days the sealers were stranded on the ice in a blizzard attempting to return to the ship, he survived

The Peddle 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.

  1. ^ The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Convict Records of Australia ( retrieved 1st February 2021, retrieved from on Facebook