Pedwel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pedwel family

The surname Pedwel was first found in Perthshire where the surname is probably a variant of Peattie. The family were traditionally descended from Peada, King of Mercia, about the year 640.

"The surname also occurs frequently in Cromarty parish session records and is found in Angus in fifteenth century. Edward Pedy witnessed resignation of the bell of S, Meddan to Sir John Ogilvy in 1447" [1]

Early History of the Pedwel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pedwel research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1485 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Pedwel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pedwel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Peddie, Peddy, Petty, Peatty, Peaddie, Peattie and others.

Early Notables of the Pedwel family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Pedwel family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Peddie, who came to East New Jersey in 1684; Richard Peaty, who arrived in Virginia in 1684; John Peddie, who came to Virginia in 1747; James Peddie, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766.

The Pedwel 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: Consulto
Motto Translation: Resolution

  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) on Facebook
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