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The name Peel is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived by the palisade. Peel was a square tower in olden times. Peel is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Peel Early Origins



The surname Peel was first found in Yorkshire 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 Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Peel Spelling Variations


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Peel Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Peel has been spelled many different ways, including Peel, Peal, Peale, Peele and others.

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Peel Early History


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Peel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peel research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1598 and are included under the topic Early Peel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include George Peele (c1556-1598), Elizabethan translator, poet, and dramatist who some claim collaborated with William Shakespeare on the play Titus Andronicus; and Sir Robert Peel, statesman, who as Home...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peel In Ireland


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Peel In Ireland



Some of the Peel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Peels to arrive in North America:

Peel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Peel arrived in Philadelphia in 1752
  • John Peel settled in New York in 1775

Peel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis J Peel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Michael Peel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • Amelia Peel, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • John Peel, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • William William Peel, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1861
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Peel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Humphrey Peel U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John West], New Brunswick, Canada c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1790 was a Blockmaster [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
  • Mr. Robert Peel U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John West], New Brunswick, Canada c. 1784 [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

Peel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Peel, English convict from Lancaster, 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
  • Robert Peel, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • William Peel, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"
  • John Peel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Carleton" in 1851
  • Edward Peel, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"

Peel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Alfred Peel arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • William Peel, aged 22, a blacksmith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peel (post 1700)



  • Zellner Peel, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940
  • W. M. Peel, American politician, Representative from Arkansas 5th District, 1894
  • Samuel West Peel (1831-1924), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1883-93
  • Frank Peel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Democrats Abroad, 1984
  • Elbert Sidney Peel Jr. (b. 1922), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 2nd District, 1959
  • Nigel David Peel (1967-2016), English cricketer who played for Cheshire from 1989 to 1996
  • Nathan James Peel (b. 1972), English former professional football striker
  • Robert "Bobby" Peel (1857-1941), Yorkshire and England cricketer
  • Dwayne John Peel (b. 1981), Welsh rugby union player
  • Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), 2nd Baronet, British Conservative statesman, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834-1835) and from (1841-1846)
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Peel Historic Events


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Peel Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Reginald K Peel (b. 1917), English Assistant Steward serving for the Royal Navy from Rajputana, India moved to Brighton, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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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: Industria
Motto Translation: Industrious.


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Citations


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Citations



  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
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  11. ...

The Peel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 24 August 2016 at 19:59.

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