Peddy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Peddy family

The surname Peddy 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 Peddy family

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

Peddy Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Peddy family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Peddy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Peddy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Peddy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Alexander Peddy, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [2]
  • William Peddy, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Peddy (post 1700) +

  • Shey Peddy, American point guard for Wasserburg's basketball team
  • Arthur F. Peddy (1916-2002), American comic book and advertising artist
  • Will Peddy, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Bainbridge Island, Washington, 2005 [3]
  • George Edwin Bailey Peddy (1892-1951), American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1922, 1948 [3]
  • Giles Peddy (b. 1978), English cricketer for Oxfordshire


The Peddy 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. ^ 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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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