Peeler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Peeler family

The surname Peeler was first found in Silesia, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family. The name may originate from (or have lent itelf to) the town Bielau in Silesia and Bielen in Thuringia.

Early History of the Peeler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peeler research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1791 and 1495 are included under the topic Early Peeler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Peeler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Biehler, Bieler, Beihler, Bielert (eastern regions), Beiler, Beiller, Bihler, Bielau, Bielen, Beeler and many more.

Early Notables of the Peeler family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Peeler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Peeler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Peeler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J Peeler, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Peeler (post 1700) +

  • Bob Peeler, American politician, 86th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
  • Harvey S. Peeler Jr., American Republican member of the South Carolina Senate
  • Nicole D. Peeler (b. 1978), American author
  • Anthony Eugene Peeler (b. 1969), retired American professional basketball player
  • James A. Peeler Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1948 [2]
  • Mrs. Floy Peeler, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1940 [2]
  • Walter "Wally" Peeler (1887-1968), Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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