The Pepers family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a spicer or seller of spices and/or pepper. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational
names have remained fairly commonplace in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational
suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith and wright.
Early Origins of the Pepers family
The surname Pepers was first found in Leicestershire
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.
Early History of the Pepers family
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Pepers Spelling Variations
Pepers has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Pepers have been found, including Pepper, Peper and others.
Early Notables of the Pepers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pepers family to Ireland
Some of the Pepers family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pepers family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Peperss to arrive on North American shores: Richard Pepper and Mary Pepper, who settled in Massachusetts in 1634; Henry Pepper, who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Pepper, who came to Virginia in 1653.