Peppers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The founding heritage of the Peppers family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Peppers 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 Peppers family
The surname Peppers 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 Peppers family
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Peppers 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. Peppers has been spelled many different ways, including Pepper, Peper and others.
Early Notables of the Peppers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Peppers family to Ireland
Some of the Peppers 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.
Migration of the Peppers family
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 Pepperss to arrive in North America: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Peppers (post 1700) +
- Jabrill Peppers (b. 1995), American football defensive back
- Patricia Rae Peppers, American politician, Member of the Montana House of Representatives (2013-)
- Julius Frazier Peppers (b. 1980), American football player for the Green Bay Packers
- Pete Peppers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2000 
- J. L. Peppers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1912 
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