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The name Pelling predates the arrival of the Normans in Britain, and as such is one of the older names in the British Isles. As a surname, Pelling is thought to be derived from the place named Peelings in Sussex (on record in the Domesday Book of 1066 as Pellinges). This place name is in turn thought to be derived from the Old English word "Pydelingas," or "the people of Pydel."

Pelling Early Origins



The surname Pelling was first found in Lewes, Sussex where a Hammyng de Pellyng was on record in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. Other early records include a William Pelling recorded in 1222, in the Building Accounts of King Henry III, Wylelmus Pylyng, recorded in the Poll Tax for Yorkshire in 1379. As far as the origin of the name, Pilling means "creek" and while creeks are quite common throughout England, the name is not.

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Pelling Spelling Variations


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Pelling Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pelling, Pylyng, Peling and others.

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Pelling Early History


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Pelling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pelling research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1777 and 1852 are included under the topic Early Pelling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pelling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pelling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pelling Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pelling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Pelling, who landed in New York in 1830

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pelling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pelling (post 1700)



  • Maurice Pelling, American art director
  • Harry Pelling (1855-1916), English-born Australian artist and art teacher
  • Albert Pelling (1903-1977), British Olympic fencer
  • John Pelling (b. 1936), British Olympic fencer
  • Rowan Dorothy Pelling (b. 1968), female British journalist and broadcaster
  • Nick Pelling (b. 1964), British-born computer programmer
  • Henry Mathison Pelling (1920-1997), British historian
  • Andrew John Pelling (b. 1959), British politician
  • Nadine Pelling, Lecturer at the University of New England in Australia

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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: Deo ducente nil nocet
Motto Translation: When God leads nothing hurts.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Pelling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pelling 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 26 July 2015 at 01:02.

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