Pepler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Pepler name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Pepler was originally derived from a family having lived in Peplow a small location found in the county of Shropshire. The surname Pepler was originally derived from the Old English word pyppel which referred to those individuals who lived on the pepple hill.

Early Origins of the Pepler family

The surname Pepler was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Peplow, originally pre-Conquest named Papelau, and conjecturally they are descended from the holder of the manor at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, Ralph de Mortimer, who held the manor from Earl Roger. A new Peplow Hall was built in Georgian times.

Early History of the Pepler family

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Pepler Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Pepler include Peploe, Peplow, Pepplar, Peppler, Peplor, Pepler, Peplar and many more.

Early Notables of the Pepler family (pre 1700)

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United States Pepler migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Pepler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Friederich Pepler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
Pepler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Pepler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1842 [1]
  • Walter Pepler, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Pepler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Andas Pepler, aged 34, who settled in America from Linewtsew, in 1902
  • Friedrich Pepler, aged 34, who immigrated to America from Linewtsew, in 1902
  • Irene Joyce Pepler, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States from Nailsworth, England, in 1904
  • Sarah Ann Pepler, aged 27, who settled in America from Nailsworth, England, in 1904
  • Harry D. C. Pepler, aged 29, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Pepler migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pepler Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Tom Stanley Pepler, aged 48, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1909
  • Eric Pepler, aged 31, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1921

New Zealand Pepler migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Pepler Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Noah Pepler, South African settler travelling from Cape Town aboard the ship "Eveline" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 22nd January 1865 [2]
  • Mrs. Sarah Pepler, South African settler travelling from Cape Town aboard the ship "Eveline" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 22nd January 1865 [2]
  • Miss Sarah Jane Pepler, South African settler travelling from Cape Town aboard the ship "Eveline" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 22nd January 1865 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pepler (post 1700) +

  • Conrad "Stephen" Pepler O.P. (1908-1993), English Dominican priest, writer, editor, and publisher
  • Harry Douglas Clark "Hilary" Pepler (1878-1951), English printer, writer and poet
  • Tina Pepler, British dramatist in radio, television and film
  • Pepler Sacto Emiliano Sandri (b. 1983), South African cricketer


  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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