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Pell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished surname Pell emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. One of the most common classes of surname is the patronymic surname, which was usually derived from the first name of the person's father. Flemish surnames of this type are often characterized by the diminutive suffix -kin, which became very frequent in England during the 14th century. The surname Pell is derived from a pet form of the personal name Peter.

Early Origins of the Pell family


The surname Pell was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Pell family


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Pell Spelling Variations


Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Pell, Pelle, Pel, Pels, Pells, Pelles and others.

Early Notables of the Pell family (pre 1700)


Prominent in the family at this time was Sir John Henry Pelly, 1st Baronet Pelly (1777-1852) Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), for three decades, Governor of the Bank of England. William Pell (1634-1698), was an English nonconformist minister, ejected in 1662 and John Pell (1611-1685) was an English mathematician from...
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Migration of the Pell family to Ireland


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Migration of the Pell family to the New World and Oceana


In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Pell

Pell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Pell (1612-1669), English physician from Sussex, brother of mathematician John Pell who emigrated to America in the 1630s and founded Pelham, New York
  • William Pell, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Rich Pell, aged 22, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tho Pell, aged 22, who arrived in America in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Pell, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fredrach Pell, aged 50, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Peter J Pell, who arrived in New York, NY in 1750 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Pell, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766 with his wife and two children
  • Edward Pell, who settled in Boston in 1767

Pell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Phylah Pell U.E. who arrived in Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 99 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr.SamboPell U.E. (b. 1764), aged 19 who arrived in Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 109 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joshua Pell U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Pell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Walton Pell, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Hannah Pell, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Elizabeth Pell, aged 4, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • John Pell, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Walton Pell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Harkaway" in 1858
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Contemporary Notables of the name Pell (post 1700)


  • David Pell (1925-2017), American jazz saxophonist and bandleader from New York City
  • Julia Lorillard Wampage Pell (1953-2006), American advocate for the rights of same-sex couples and president of the Rhode Island Alliance for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights
  • Eva J. Pell (b. 1948), American biologist, plant pathologist, and science administrator at Pennsylvania State University and the Smithsonian Institution
  • Herbert Claiborne Pell Jr., (1884-1961), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1919-1921), U.S. Minister to Portugal, U.S. Minister to Hungary
  • Charles Albert Pell (1874-1936), American college football coach for Iowa State Normal and Drake from 1902 until 1907
  • Philip Pell (1753-1811), American politician and lawyer from Pelham Manor, New York, member of the New York State Assembly and as a delegate for New York to the Confederation Congress
  • Charley Byron Pell (1941-2001), American football coach and former player
  • Claiborne de Borda Pell (1918-2009), United States Senator from Rhode Island (1961-1997), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (1987-1995), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration (1978-1981)
  • Sir Watkin Owen Pell (1788-1869), English admiral in the British Navy, son of Samuel Pell of Sywell Hall, Northamptonshire
  • Harry David Balraj Pell (b. 1991), English professional footballer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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