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Peebles was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The ancestors of the Peebles family lived in the town of Peebles in the county of the same name. The name is occasionally derived from residence in the lands called Peebles near St. Vigeans in the county of Angus.

Peebles Early Origins



The surname Peebles was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Peebles Spelling Variations


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Peebles Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Peebles has appeared Peebles, Peebes, Peebbes, Peeples, Peoples and many more.

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Peebles Early History


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Peebles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peebles research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1328, 1384, 1555, 1579, 1559 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Peebles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peebles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peebles Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peebles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peebles In Ireland


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Peebles In Ireland



Some of the Peebles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 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



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Peebles:

Peebles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Peebles, who arrived in Virginia in 1717

Peebles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anabella Peebles, aged 5, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Ann Peebles, aged 37, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • John Peebles, aged 43, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Margaret Peebles, aged 14, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Mary Jane Peebles, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Peebles Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Peebles arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Hugh Peebles, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Mr. Charles Peebles U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1789 served in the Wagon Department [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Peebles Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Peebles, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Archibald Peebles, aged 29, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan"
  • Ann Peebles, aged 15, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan"

Peebles Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Peebles, aged 20, a shoemaker, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peebles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peebles (post 1700)



  • Melvin "Block" Van Peebles (b. 1932), American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist and composer
  • Mario Van Peebles (b. 1957), American film director and actor, son of film-maker Melvin Van Peebles
  • Sarah Peebles, American-born, Toronto-based composer
  • Robert Hibbs Peebles (1900-1956), American botanist and agronomist for the United States Department of Agriculture, posthumously awarded the Superior Service award and medal by the USDA
  • Roy Donahue “Don” Peebles (b. 1960), American real estate entrepreneur, author and political activist
  • Ann Peebles (b. 1947), African-American singer, best known for her songs "I Can't Stand the Rain" and "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down"
  • James McAden "Jim" Peebles (1920-1997), American NFL football tight end
  • Phillip James Edwin "Jim" Peebles (b. 1935), Canadian-born American physicist and theoretical cosmologist, the Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science at Princeton University
  • M. A. Peebles, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Tennessee 6th District, 1958
  • Ray Peebles, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1952
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Peebles


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Suggested Readings for the name Peebles



  • The 'Peebles' Family Tree Grows by Leslie Arthur Peebles.

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  11. ...

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