Origins Available: English
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."
Early Origins of the Pelling family
The surname Pelling was first found in Lewes, Sussex
where a Hammyng de Pellyng was on record in the Subsidy Rolls
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
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.
Early History of the Pelling family
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Pelling Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Pelling family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pelling family to the New World and Oceana
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 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)
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
The Pelling 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.