Pepis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Pepis family
The surname Pepis was first found in Normandy where they claim descent from the founders of the Carolingian monarchy, Pepin d'Heristal (c. 635-714), and Pepin le Bref (Pippin the Younger.) Both claim descent from Pepin I (also Peppin, Pipin, or Pippin) of Landen (c. 580-640), also called Pepin the Elder or the Old, was the Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia from 623 to 629.
Important Dates for the Pepis family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pepis research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1500, 1583, 1666, 1625, 1589, 1659, 1640, 1617, 1688, 1633, 1703, 1672, 1679, 1688, 1825, 1660 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Pepis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pepis Spelling Variations
Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in England. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Pepys, Pippin, Pippy, Pepin and others.
Early Notables of the Pepis family (pre 1700)
Notable in the family at this time was Talbot Pepys (1583-1666), English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1625; Sir Richard Pepys (1589-1659), an English lawyer and politician, Member of Parliament for Sudbury in 1640 and was Lord Chief Justice of Ireland; Roger Pepys (1617-1688), an English lawyer and politician; and Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) diarist and Admiralty official. Under the patronage of the Earl of Sandwich, his father's cousin, he rose rapidly in the naval service and became secretary to the Admiralty...
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Migration of the Pepis family to Ireland
Some of the Pepis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Pepis family
Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Pepis or a variant listed above: William Pippin who settled in Virginia in 1638 Joseph Pippy who settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1791; Elizabeth Pippy who settled in Bristol's Hope, Nfld in 1796.
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