Show ContentsPedone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Pedone derived from the Scottish Gaelic Paidin and is a "pet or diminutive form of Padruig, 'little Pat' or 'Paddy'," which in turn is derived from the name Patrick. In Latin, the name is Padinus. [1]

Early Origins of the Pedone family

The surname Pedone was first found in Dumfriesshire where the first entries are in the Latin form: " Padinus filius Kerkau, 'aput corrukes,' was one of the witnesses to the Diuise de Stobbo, c. 1190. Padinus, prepositus, witnessed an undated charter of three acres of Karruderes by Walter del Bois. Patin Mac Gillenef is in record in the reign of William the Lion, and Padyn, a chaplain, who witnessed a charter of confirmation by the Chapter of Dunblane, c. 1235, is doubtless Padin, presbyter of Mothel (Muthill) who appears in 1239. "[1]

Early History of the Pedone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pedone research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1235, 1376, 1472, 1570, 1599, 1605, 1666, 1671, 1670, 1572, 1590, 1626, 1686, 1626, 1648, 1663, 1715 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Pedone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pedone Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Padyn, Padian, Padgen, Padine, Paddon and others.

Early Notables of the Pedone family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Alexander Peden (1626-1686), also known as Prophet Peden, one of the leading forces in the Covenanter movement. He "was born in or about 1626, according to some at the farm of Auchencloich, Ayrshire, and according to others in a small cottage near Sorn Castle, Ayrshire. In any case his father was in fairly good circumstances, being on close terms with the Boswells, lairds of Auchinleck. Peden attended the university of Glasgow; his name spelt Peathine is entered in the fourth class in 1648." [2] After the Restoration of Charles II, Peden had to leave...
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Ireland Migration of the Pedone family to Ireland

Some of the Pedone 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.

Migration of the Pedone family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James and John Paddon arrived in New York in 1823; C. Paden arrived in San Francisco in 1850; Bridget, James, Maria, Mary and Richard Padian all arrived in New York in 1847..


Contemporary Notables of the name Pedone (post 1700) +

  • Vincent A. Pedone, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fifteenth Worcester District, 2001 [3]


  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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