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Pedlar is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to 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.

Pedlar Early Origins



The surname Pedlar 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.

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Pedlar Spelling Variations


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Pedlar Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Pedlar has appeared include Pedler, Pedlar, Pedlow, Pedley, Pegler, Pedder and many more.

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Pedlar Early History


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Pedlar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pedlar research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1615, 1685, 1656 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Pedlar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pedlar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pedlar Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pedlar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pedlar In Ireland


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Pedlar In Ireland



Some of the Pedlar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Pedlar arrived in North America very early: Francis and Robert Pedler, who settled in St. Christopher in 1633; Roger Pedlers, who settled in Virginia in 1655; George Pedley, who settled in Virginia in 1660.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedlar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedlar (post 1700)



  • Philip Pedlar (b. 1899), Welsh professional footballer
  • David Pedlar, Director of Research at the National Headquarters of Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Arthur Vercoe Pedlar (b. 1932), British clown
  • Alan Pedlar, Department Head of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Manchester

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 21 November 2012 at 13:36.

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