The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Peploe come from when the family resided in Peplow a small location found in the county of Shropshire
. The surname Peploe was originally derived from the Old English word pyppel
which referred to those individuals who lived on the pepple hill.
Early Origins of the Peploe family
The surname Peploe 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 Peploe family
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Peploe Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Peploe has been recorded under many different variations, including Peploe, Peplow, Pepplar, Peppler, Peplor, Pepler, Peplar and many more.
Early Notables of the Peploe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Peploe family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Peploe or a variant listed above: Richard Peplow who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775; Henry Peppler settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1858.
Contemporary Notables of the name Peploe (post 1700)
- Samuel Peploe (1667-1752), Bishop of Chester from 1726 to 1752
- Chris Peploe (b. 1981), English cricketer
- Denis Frederic Neil Peploe, Teacher of Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art
- Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935), Scottish Impressionist painter