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Pegg Early Origins



The surname Pegg was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Ashbourne held by the King's steward who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Pegg Spelling Variations


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Pegg Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Pegg has been recorded under many different variations, including Pegg, Pegge, Peg, Pegh and others.

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Pegg Early History


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Pegg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pegg research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1510, 1600, 1799, 1704, 1796, 1733, 1800, 1635, 1664, 1739 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Pegg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pegg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pegg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Samuel Pegge the elder (1704-1796), an antiquary, born at Chesterfield in Derbyshire. One of his sons, Samuel Pegge - the younger (1733-1800) was an antiquarian, poet, musical composer and lexigrapher. Catherine Pegge, born about 1635, was a long term mistress of...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pegg Notables 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 the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Peggs were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Pegg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Pegg, who settled in Maryland in 1672
  • Stephen Pegg, who arrived in Maryland in 1672
  • Mary Pegg, who arrived in Maryland in 1676
  • George Pegg, who came to Jamaica in 1685

Pegg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Pegg, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Joseph Pegg, who landed in Virginia in 1701

Pegg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Pegg, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858

Pegg Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Pegg, naturalized in Canada in 1836
  • Samuel Pegg, who landed in Canada in 1836
  • William Pegg, who landed in Canada in 1836

Pegg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard John Pegg, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pegg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pegg (post 1700)



  • John W. Pegg, American politician, Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1906
  • John G. Pegg, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952
  • Dave Pegg (b. 1947), English folk rock musician
  • Simon Pegg (b. 1970), English actor, comedian and screenwriter
  • David Pegg (1935-1958), English footballer
  • David Pegg, retired theoretical physicist at Griffith University, Australia

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Pegg Historic Events


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Pegg Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Robert Ernest Pegg, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Pegg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pegg 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.

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