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Pepys Early Origins



The surname Pepys was first found in Normandy where they claim descent from the founders of the Carolingian monarchy, Pepin d'Heristal ( c. 635-714), and Pepin le Bref (Pippin the Younger.) Both claim descent from Pepin I (also Peppin, Pipin, or Pippin) of Landen (c. 580-640), also called Pepin the Elder or the Old, was the Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia from 623 to 629.

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Pepys Spelling Variations


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Pepys Spelling Variations



Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in England. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Pepys, Pippin, Pippy, Pepin and others.

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Pepys Early History


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Pepys Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pepys research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1500, 1583, 1666, 1625, 1589, 1659, 1640, 1617, 1688, 1633, 1703, 1672, 1679, 1688, 1825, 1660 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Pepys History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pepys Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pepys Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable in the family at this time was Talbot Pepys (1583-1666), English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1625; Sir Richard Pepys (1589-1659), an English lawyer and politician, Member of Parliament for Sudbury in 1640 and was Lord Chief Justice of Ireland; Roger Pepys (1617-1688), an English lawyer...

Another 118 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pepys Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pepys In Ireland


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Pepys In Ireland



Some of the Pepys family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Pepys or a variant listed above: William Pippin who settled in Virginia in 1638 Joseph Pippy who settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1791; Elizabeth Pippy who settled in Bristol's Hope, Nfld in 1796.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pepys (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pepys (post 1700)



  • William Haseldine Pepys (1775-1856), FRS was an English scientist
  • Sir Richard Richard Pepys (1589-1659), English M.P. and Lord Chief Justice of Ireland
  • Elisabeth Pepys (1640-1669), Elisabeth de St. Michel, was the wife of Samuel Pepys
  • Henry Pepys (1783-1860), Church of England Bishop of Worcester
  • Samuel Pepys (1633-1703), English naval administrator, Member of Parliament, who is now most famous for his diary
  • Guillaume Pepys (b. 1958), high-ranking French civil servant
  • George Christopher Pepys, the fifth Bishop of Buckingham from 1964 to 1974
  • Lady Rachel Pepys DCVO (1905-1992), British Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Marina
  • Charles Christopher Pepys (1781-1851), 1st Earl of Cottenham PC KC was a British lawyer, judge and politician
  • Mark Brian Pepys, FRS is Professor of Medicine at University College London

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mens cujusque is est quisque
Motto Translation: As the mind of each, so is the man.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Pepys Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pepys Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 September 2015 at 10:06.

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