Peeck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Peeck is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Peeck family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Peeck family lived in Kent. It is thought that Peachy is of topographical origin, distinguishing a bearer who lived near a peach tree, sold peaches, or was associated with the fruit in some other way. In French it is written peche, and the addition of the letter y on to the end of the name is probably the result of its Anglicization.

Early Origins of the Peeck family

The surname Peeck was first found in Kent where the name descends from the baronial name Peche, Latinized De Peccato. One of the oldest recordings of the name is found in a stained glass window at Lullingstone in Kent. [1]

Important Dates for the Peeck family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peeck research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1671, 1737, 1736, 1723, 1808 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Peeck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Peeck Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Peeck have been found, including Peachy, Peach, Peache, Peachee, Peachey, Peche and many more.

Early Notables of the Peeck family (pre 1700)

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Peeck migration to the United States

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Peeck were among those contributors:

Peeck Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jan Peeck, who arrived in New York in 1654 [2]
Peeck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinr Jurgen Peeck, who landed in America in 1841 [2]
  • Joh Bemh Anton Peeck, who landed in America in 1844 [2]
  • Louise Peeck, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Paul Peeck, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Adolph Peeck, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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)
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