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The ancestors of the bearers of the Peil family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found by the palisade. Peel was a square tower in olden times. Peil is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Peil Early Origins



The surname Peil was first found in Yorkshire 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.

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Peil Spelling Variations


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Peil Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Peil include Peel, Peal, Peale, Peele and others.

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Peil Early History


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Peil Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peil research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1598 and are included under the topic Early Peil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peil Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Peil Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include George Peele (c1556-1598), Elizabethan translator, poet, and dramatist who some claim collaborated with William Shakespeare on the play Titus Andronicus; and Sir Robert Peel, statesman, who as Home...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Peil In Ireland


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Peil In Ireland



Some of the Peil family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Peil or a variant listed above:

Peil Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hendrik Peil, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Roelsfje Peil, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Eva Peil, aged 7, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Anton Peil, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Peil Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Amalia Peil, aged 47, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Frank A. Peil, aged 42, who emigrated to America, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Peil (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Peil (post 1700)



  • Edward Peil Sr. (1883-1958), American film actor who appeared in over 370 films
  • Mary Beth Peil (b. 1940), American actress and singer
  • Norman A. Peil, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1946

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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: Industria
Motto Translation: Industrious.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Peil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Peil 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2015 at 08:44.

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