Pedrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Pedrick arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Pedrick comes from the given name Patrick. It was largely as a result of the fame of the 5th century Romano British saint of this name that Patrick was such a popular given name in the Middle Ages. It derives from the Latin Patricus, meaning the son of a noble father, a member of the patrician class, and a member of the Roman hereditary aristocracy.
They claim descent from Patrick de la Lande who was from La Lande near Caen in Normandy. "William Patrick de la Lande is mentioned by Wace as the entertainer of Harold during his visit to Normandy, and as challenging him to combat at Hastings for breach of his oath." 
To better understand this quotation, the reader needs to know that Wace (c. 1110-1174) was a Norman poet, born in Jersey. His "Roman de Brut," was a verse history of Britain, based on the Historia Regum Britanniae by Geoffrey of Monmouth. In many ways, Wace's works often referred to as Wace's poems, are the only accurate history of those times.
Early Origins of the Pedrick family
The surname Pedrick was first found in Norfolk and Suffolk where King William granted a barony of fifteen fees shortly after the Norman Conquest to the aforementioned William Patrick. "William, his son, witnessed a charter of William I., to Savigny Abbey." 
Within one hundred years of the Conquest, branches of the family were found in northern England including the mention of Paganus de la Lande who held three fees in 1165 from the see of York.
Early History of the Pedrick family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pedrick research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1201, 1211, 1613, 1564, 1626, 1707, 1679, 1689, 1632, 1695, 1707, 1684 and 1748 are included under the topic Early Pedrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pedrick Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Pedrick are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Pedrick include Patrick, Patryck, Partick and others.
Early Notables of the Pedrick family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Simon Patrich (d. 1613), English translator, matriculated as a pensioner at Peterhouse, Cambridge and was a member at Elizabeth's visitation in August 1564; and his grandson, Simon Patrick (1626-1707), was an English theologian and bishop...
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Migration of the Pedrick family to Ireland
Some of the Pedrick 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.
Pedrick migration to the United States +
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Pedrick, or a variant listed above:
Pedrick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Roger Pedrick, who landed in New Jersey in 1675 
Pedrick migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pedrick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- George Pedrick, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Pedrick migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Pedrick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Fanny Pedrick, aged 23, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" 
- Jane Pedrick, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Thomas Gresham" 
Contemporary Notables of the name Pedrick (post 1700) +
- William J. Pedrick, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 2nd New York District, 1946-47 
- LuAnn Pedrick, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 
- Frank Pedrick, American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives from Wapello County; Elected 1950 
- Arthur Paul Pedrick (d. 1976), British inventor who filed for 162 United Kingdom patents
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The Pedrick 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: Ora et labora
Motto Translation: Pray and work.
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- ^ 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)
- ^ South Australian Register Monday 20th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Thomas Gresham 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sirthomasgresham1854.shtml.
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html