Pegrum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Soon after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Pegrum was recognized on the island as a name for a person who had made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land or some devotional area in Europe such as the tomb of St. Thomas a Beckett at Canterbury.

Early Origins of the Pegrum family

The surname Pegrum was first found in Norfolk, where the family held lands after the Norman Conquest. Robert, John, and Thomas Pelerin were all registered in Normandy between 1180 and 1195.

Early History of the Pegrum family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pegrum research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1200 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Pegrum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pegrum Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Pilgrim, Pilgrime, Pilgram, Pegram, Pegrem, Pelerin, Peregrine and many more.

Early Notables of the Pegrum family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Pegrum family to Ireland

Some of the Pegrum 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.


Australia Pegrum migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Pegrum Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. David Pegrum, (b. 1816), aged 21, English labourer who was convicted in Essex, England for 7 years for receiving stolen goods, transported aboard the "Emma Eugenia" on 2nd November 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1875 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pegrum (post 1700) +

  • Annabelle Nicole Pegrum AM FRAIA (b. 1952), Australian architect, former public servant and academic
  • Nigel John Pegrum (b. 1949), British drummer with the Small Faces and Steeleye Span who now lives in Australia


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 29th March 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/emma-eugenia


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