The Peto surname is a habitational name for someone from Poitou. This French region was Peitow in Anglo-Norman French.
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 at Chesterton.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peto research.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1611, 1510, 1600, 1095, 1110, 1167, 1563, 1455, 1487, 1558, 1624, 1711, 1603, 1612, 1624 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Peto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Peto, Peyto, Petoe, Peytoe, Petow, Peytow, Petto, Pettoe, Pitto, Pitoe, Pito, Peytoe, Peytot and many more.
Distinguished members of the family include William Petto (died 1558), English cardinal whose name is variously written Petow, Peytow, and Peytoo. "He was of obscure parentage, simply because his parents are unknown." CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Samuel Petto (1624-1711), was an English divine from... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.