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The origins of the Peele name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived by the palisade. Peel was a square tower in olden times. Peele 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.

Peele Early Origins



The surname Peele 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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Peele Spelling Variations


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Peele Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Peele were recorded, including Peel, Peal, Peale, Peele and others.

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Peele Early History


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Peele Early History



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

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Peele Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peele 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 Peele Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peele In Ireland


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Peele In Ireland



Some of the Peele 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Peele family emigrate to North America:

Peele Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lawrance Peele, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Lawrence Peele settled in Virginia in 1623
  • John Peele settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Luke Peele, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Roger Peele, who arrived in Virginia in 1666
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Peele Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Peele, who landed in New York in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peele (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peele (post 1700)



  • Stanton Peele Ph.D., J.D., (b. 1946), American psychologist, attorney, psychotherapist and author
  • William Walter Peele (1881-1959), American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
  • Randy Peele (b. 1957), American head men's basketball coach at Winthrop University
  • Beverly Peele (b. 1975), American model and actress
  • Jordan Peele (b. 1979), American actor and comedian
  • James F. Peele, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952
  • John Thomas Peele (1822-1897), British painter specializing in portraits, landscapes, and genre scenes

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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



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    11. ...

    The Peele Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peele 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 23 November 2015 at 08:46.

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