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The Peeples family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. It is a name for someone who 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.

Peeples Early Origins



The surname Peeples was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Płballan), 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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Peeples Spelling Variations


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Peeples Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Peeples has been spelled Peebles, Peebes, Peebbes, Peeples, Peoples and many more.

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Peeples Early History


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Peeples Early History



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

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Peeples Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peeples Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Peeples In Ireland


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Peeples In Ireland



Some of the Peeples 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



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Peeples:

Peeples Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H A Peeples, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1856
  • James Peeples settled in Philadelphia in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peeples (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peeples (post 1700)



  • Virenia Gwendolyn "Nia" Peeples (b. 1961), American R&B and dance music singer and actress
  • Roderick Peeples, American actor, best known for his role on the television show Prison Break
  • Samuel Anthony Peeples (1917-1997), American author, who often wrote under the pen name Brad Ward
  • George Peeples (b. 1943), American former professional basketball player
  • Thomas H. Peeples (b. 1882), American Democrat politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1911-12, 1925-26; South Carolina State Attorney General, 1913-18
  • T. M. Peeples, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1888
  • John R. Peeples, American politician, Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1992
  • James Edwin Peeples, American politician, Mayor of Adel, Georgia, 1889-91
  • C. Peeples, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1868
  • Adam Peeples (b. 1978), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 2004
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. 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.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Peeples Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peeples 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 4 November 2015 at 09:49.

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