Peden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Peden family

The surname Peden was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Peden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peden research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1235, 1376, 1472, 1605, 1590, 1626, 1686, 1663, 1715 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Peden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Peden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Padyn, Padian, Padgen, Padine, Paddon and others.

Early Notables of the Peden family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Alexander Peden (1626-1686), also known as Prophet Peden, one of the leading forces in the Covenanter movement. After the Restoration of Charles II, Peden had to leave his parish under the Middletons Ejectment Act in 1663. For ten years he wandered far and wide, bringing comfort and succor to his co-religionists, and often very narrowly escaping capture, spending some of his time...
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Peden family to Ireland

Some of the Peden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Peden migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Peden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Janet Peden, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • Eliz'th Peden, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • Alex'r Peden, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • Alexander Peden, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772 [1]
  • David Peden, who landed in South Carolina in 1772 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Peden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • David Peden, who settled in Baltimore sometime between 1802 and 1828
  • Edward Peden, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]
  • James Peden, who settled in New York, NY in 1816
  • Robert Peden, who arrived in America in 1840 [1]
  • Thomas Peden, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1860 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Peden migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Peden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Adam G. Peden, who settled in Ontario in 1871
Peden Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Alexander Peden, who settled in Montreal in 1910

Australia Peden migration to Australia +

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

Peden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

New Zealand Peden 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:

Peden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Peden, British settler travelling from London, UK with 1 child aboard the ship "Assaye" arriving in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand on 26th December 1874 [2]
  • Mr. Peter Peden, (b. 1950), aged 26, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Pomona" arriving in Bluff, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1876 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Peden (post 1700) +

  • Preston Elmer Peden (1914-1985), U.S. Representative from Oklahoma
  • Leslie Earl Peden (1923-2002), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Technician Fifth Grade Forrest E Peden (d. 1945), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • W. Chris Peden, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008 [4]
  • Robert J. Peden, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Texas, 2000 [4]
  • Preston Elmer Peden (1914-1985), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 7th District, 1947-49 [4]
  • Katherine Peden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1964; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1968 [4]
  • Allen V. Peden, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 8th District, 1933 [4]
  • Alexander Peden (1626-1686), also known as Prophet Peden in Scotland was one of the leading forces in the Covenanter movement
  • Margaret Elizabeth Maynard Peden (1905-1981), Australian cricketer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Hood
  • Mr. David G Peden (b. 1913), Scottish Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Glasgow, Scotland, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [5]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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