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Pedlar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Pedlar family


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.

Early History of the Pedlar family


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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.

Early Notables of the Pedlar family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pedlar family to Ireland


Some of the Pedlar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pedlar family to the New World and Oceana


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:

Pedlar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Pedlar, aged 34, originally from Dublin, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64C-V3V : 6 December 2014), William Pedlar, 26 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Frederick Pedlar, aged 32, originally from Toronto, Canada, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J661-GN1 : 6 December 2014), Frederick Pedlar, 13 Nov 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Frances Ann Pedlar, aged 37, originally from Toronto, Canada, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J661-GJM : 6 December 2014), Frances Ann Pedlar, 13 Nov 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Hubert Frederick Pedlar, originally from Toronto, Canada, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J661-GJ9 : 6 December 2014), Hubert Frederick Pedlar, 13 Nov 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Elsie Pedlar, aged 18, originally from Truro, England, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FC-4JC : 6 December 2014), Elsie Pedlar, 28 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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Pedlar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Miss Lavinia Pedlar, (b. 1855), aged 21, Cornish housemaid departing on 24th June 1876 aboard the ship "Waitangi" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 16th September 1876 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Pedlar (post 1700)


  • Sylvia Pedlar (1901-1972), American fashion designer specialising in lingerie, awarded the Special Coty Award in 1951 and 1964, and the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award (1960), founder of the Iris Lingerie in 1929 which ran till 1970
  • Alan Pedlar, British Department Head of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Manchester
  • Philip Pedlar (b. 1899), Welsh professional footballer who played from 1922 to 1928
  • David Pedlar, Canadian Director of Research at the National Headquarters of Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Arthur Vercoe Pedlar (b. 1932), British clown, known best as a tramp clown and developed the character, "Vercoe" the clown, President of the World Clown Association, inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 1998

The Pedlar 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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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64C-V3V : 6 December 2014), William Pedlar, 26 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J661-GN1 : 6 December 2014), Frederick Pedlar, 13 Nov 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J661-GJM : 6 December 2014), Frances Ann Pedlar, 13 Nov 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J661-GJ9 : 6 December 2014), Hubert Frederick Pedlar, 13 Nov 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FC-4JC : 6 December 2014), Elsie Pedlar, 28 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf

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