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Peet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Peet is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person who was referred to as Peat. The surname Peet was originally derived from the Old English word which meant a spoiled or pampered child.


Early Origins of the Peet family


The surname Peet was first found in Kent 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.

Early History of the Peet family


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Peet Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Peet has undergone many spelling variations, including Peat, Peate, Peart, Pert, Pett and others.

Early Notables of the Peet family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Peter Pett, (fl 1563), master-shipwright at Deptford. He was great-grandson of Thomas Pett of Skipton in Cumberland. "But Skipton is in Yorkshire, and, though some of his kin may have settled in the north, it is more probable that he belonged to the...
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Migration of the Peet family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Peet were among those contributors:

Peet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Peet, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1774 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Peet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Peet, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • E. W. Peet, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Ada Peet, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Francis Peet, aged 24, who landed in America from Oswestry, in 1894

Peet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Peet, aged 4, who settled in America from Nunhead, in 1903
  • Geo. Jones Peet, aged 60, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Charles Peet, aged 38, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Cornelis Peet, aged 9, who landed in America from Ensdade, Holland, in 1907
  • Charles Peet, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Peet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. David Peet U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1786 son of David Peet Sr. [2]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

Peet Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Chesley Peet, aged 27, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1922
  • Cecil Peet, aged 25, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Peet (post 1700)


  • Charles Bostwick Peet (1837-1902), American clothier, co-founder of Rogers, Peet & Co based in New York City in 1874
  • Marguerite Munger "Margot" Peet (1903-1995), American painter; her family found over 430 of her paintings after her death
  • Amanda Peet (b. 1972), American Young Hollywood Award winning actress, known for her roles in 2012 (2009), Identity (2003) and A Lot Like Love (2005)
  • Wayne Peet (b. 1954), American jazz pianist and organist
  • Bill Peet (1915-2002), born William Bartlett Peed, an American children's book illustrator and a story writer for Disney Studios
  • Alfred Peet (1920-2007), Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea
  • Frank S. Peet, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Kent; Elected 1926 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank H. Peet (1892-1964), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Kent, 1939-40; Member of Connecticut State Senate [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward L. Peet, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • E. G. Peet, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1908 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Peet 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: Ardens
Motto Translation: Fervent.


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Citations


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


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