Early Origins of the Peprell family
The surname Peprell was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Peprell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peprell research.Another 214 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1538, 1455, 1487, 1696, 1759, 1759 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Peprell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Peprell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Peperell, Pepperell, Pepperel, Pipperell, Piperell, Peperall, Pepperall, Peperel, Piperel and many more.
Early Notables of the Peprell family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Pepperrell (1696-1759), the 'hero of Louisburg,' an American colonial military commander, who was made a brigadier general in the British army in 1759. His... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peprell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Peprell family to Ireland
Some of the Peprell family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Peprell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander Pepperell, who came to America in 1698; Elizabeth Pepperell, who came to Barbados or Jamaica in 1700; John Pepperell, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1749.