Early Origins of the Peggie family
The surname Peggie 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
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.
Early History of the Peggie family
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Peggie Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Peggie have been found, including Pegg, Pegge, Peg, Pegh and others.
Early Notables of the Peggie family (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 Peggie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Peggie family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. 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 Peggie were among those contributors: Dan Peggin, who arrived in Virginia in 1652; Ann Pege, who came to Virginia sometime between 1671 and 1672; Stephen Pegg, who settled in Maryland in 1672.