Pepper History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The founding heritage of the Pepper family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Pepper comes from when one of the family 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 Pepper family

The surname Pepper 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.

Important Dates for the Pepper family

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Pepper Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Pepper has been spelled many different ways, including Pepper, Peper and others.

Early Notables of the Pepper family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Pepper family to Ireland

Some of the Pepper family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 72 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pepper migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Peppers to arrive in North America:

Pepper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Gibert Pepper, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [1]
  • Richard Pepper and Mary Pepper, who settled in Massachusetts in 1634
  • Mary Pepper, aged 3, who arrived in New England in 1634 [1]
  • Richard Pepper, aged 27, who landed in New England in 1634 [1]
  • Michael Pepper, who landed in New England in 1642 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Pepper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward Pepper, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Edward Pepper, who settled with his family in New York in 1811
  • Hipolite Pepper, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • James Pepper, aged 28, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Jane Pepper, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pepper migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pepper Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Benjamin Pepper U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]

Pepper migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Pepper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Pepper, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [3]
  • John Pepper, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]
  • William Pepper, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848 [5]
  • H. Pepper, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849 [6]
  • Henry Pepper, aged 38, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside" [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pepper 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:

Pepper Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Pepper, American settler travelling from Boston aboard the ship "Robert Pulsford" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 19th November 1842 [7]
  • Mr. Andrew Pepper, (b. 1836), aged 24, British labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Gananoque" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 9th May 1860 [8]
  • Mrs. Rachel Pepper, (b. 1837), aged 23, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gananoque" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 9th May 1860 [8]
  • Mr. William John Pepper, (b. 1858), aged 2, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gananoque" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 9th May 1860 [8]
  • Frederick Pepper, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pepper (post 1700)

  • Hugh McLaurin Pepper III (1930-2018), All-American football player, Major League Baseball player
  • Curtis Bill Pepper (1917-2014), American journalist and author, Newsweek's Mediterranean bureau chief in Rome from 1957 to 1969
  • George Wharton Pepper (1867-1961), American lawyer, law professor, and Republican politician
  • William Pepper (1843-1898), Philadelphia physician and founder of the Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Wendy Pepper (b. 1964), American fashion designer
  • Jim Pepper (1941-1992), American jazz saxophonist, composer, and singer
  • Art Pepper (1925-1982), American jazz musician
  • Claude Denson Pepper (1900-1989), American Lawyer and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • E. J. Pepper, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972 [9]
  • David Pepper, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005 [9]
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS LOWRY 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848ThomasLowry.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CHEAPSIDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cheapside.htm
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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