Pedler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Pedler is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as 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 Pedler family
The surname Pedler 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 Pedler family
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Pedler Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Pedler are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Pedler include: Pedler, Pedlar, Pedlow, Pedley, Pegler, Pedder and many more.
Early Notables of the Pedler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pedler family to Ireland
Some of the Pedler 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.
Pedler migration to the United States +
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Pedler or a variant listed above:
Pedler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Francis and Robert Pedler, who settled in St. Christopher in 1633
- Francis Pedler, aged 28, who landed in St Christopher in 1633 
- Robert Pedler, aged 22, who arrived in St Christopher in 1633 
Pedler migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Pedler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Pedler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 
- Elizabeth Pedler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 
- Darius Pedler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 
- Emma Pedler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 
- Joseph Pedler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedler (post 1700) +
- Sir Alexander Pedler, English President of the Royal College of Science Association in 1911-1912
- Kit Pedler (1928-1981), English retinal disease specialist, who became a writer of science fiction novels, and radio plays
- Margaret Pedler (d. 1948), British novelist who produced 28 novels
- Sir Frederick Pedler (d. 1991), British Company Director and family historian
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The Pedler 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.
- ^ 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)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm