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Pedley 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.

Pedley Early Origins



The surname Pedley 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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Pedley Spelling Variations


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Pedley 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 Pedley has appeared include Pedler, Pedlar, Pedlow, Pedley, Pegler, Pedder and many more.

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Pedley Early History


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Pedley Early History



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

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Pedley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pedley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Pedley In Ireland


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Pedley In Ireland



Some of the Pedley 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 Pedley arrived in North America very early:

Pedley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Pedley, who settled in Virginia in 1660

Pedley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Pedley, who landed in New England in 1712
  • Elizabeth Pedley, who landed in Virginia in 1718

Pedley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Moses Pedley, aged 39, arrived in New York in 1812
  • James Pedley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869
  • Miss Pedley, aged 23, who emigrated to America from London, in 1893
  • William E. Pedley, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1893

Pedley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Pedley, aged 20, who settled in America from Stoke on Trent, England, in 1906
  • Frederick James Pedley, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Newcastle, Tyne, England, in 1907
  • Ann Pedley, aged 46, who landed in America from Macclesfield, England, in 1907
  • Emma Pedley, aged 31, who landed in America from Wallsall, England, in 1909
  • William Everast Pedley, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pedley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Pedley, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedley (post 1700)



  • Eric Leader Pedley (1896-1986), American champion polo player
  • Geoffrey Stephen Pedley (1940-1998), English cleric, Anglican Bishop of Lancaster from 1998 until 2005
  • William Everard Pedley (1858-1920), English civil engineer and first-class cricketer for Sussex
  • Arthur Charles Pedley CB (1859-1943), British civil servant
  • Timothy John "Tim" Pedley FRS (b. 1942), British mathematician, former G. I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Cambridge
  • Ethel Charlotte Pedley (1859-1898), Australian author and musician, best known for her book Dot and the Kangaroo
  • Leslie Pedley (b. 1930), Australian botanist who specialised in the genus Acacia

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Pedley Historic Events


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Pedley Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Charles Arnold  Pedley (1871-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. 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.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Pedley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pedley 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 19 December 2014 at 08:14.

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