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Where did the Belgium Peder family come from? What is the Belgium Peder family crest and coat of arms? When did the Peder family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Peder family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pede, Peder, Peders, Pedersen, Pederstorf, Pedolin, Peden, Pedern, Pedaert and many more.

First found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Brabant, an ancient duchy from 1190 onward. Within the province Brussels and Louvain are the major cities and the smaller Clabecq, Tubize and Wavre towns. Other towns include Vilvorde, Tirlemont and Hal. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peder research. Another 228 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1680 is included under the topic Early Peder History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Peder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Peder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicol Peder settled in New England in 1709 with his wife and five children
  • Nicol Peder, who arrived in America sometime between 1709 and 1710
  • Johann Melch Peder, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1752
  • Georg Smith Peder, who came to Charles Town, South Carolina in 1752

Peder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Peder, who came to New York, NY in 1852


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The Peder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peder 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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