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Pegley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The saga of the name Pegley follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for 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 Pegley family


The surname Pegley 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 Pegley family


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Pegley Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Pegley were recorded, including Pedler, Pedlar, Pedlow, Pedley, Pegler, Pedder and many more.

Early Notables of the Pegley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pegley family to Ireland


Some of the Pegley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pegley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pegley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Joseph Pegley, aged 28, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Maria Pegley, aged 30, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Sarah A. Pegley, aged 7, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • George B. Pegley, aged 5, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Frances C. Pegley, aged 2, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Pegley 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.


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