Peglar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Peglar is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who worked as the pedder. Pedlars often carried his wares in a pack as he traveled throughout the countryside. But the name was originally derived from the Old English word pedder, which meant wicker worker or someone who worked with baskets.
Early Origins of the Peglar family
The surname Peglar was first found in Devon 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 Peglar family
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Peglar Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Peglar include Pedler, Pedlar, Pedlow, Pedley, Pegler, Pedder and many more.
Early Notables of the Peglar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Peglar family to Ireland
Some of the Peglar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Peglar migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Peglar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joel Peglar, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 
Contemporary Notables of the name Peglar (post 1700) +
Historic Events for the Peglar family +
- Mr. Peglar, British Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales (1941) and survived the sinking 
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The Peglar 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: Animo non astutia
Motto Translation: By courage, not by craft.