Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to a person who was referred to as Peat. The surname Petts was originally derived from the Old English word which meant a spoiled or pampered child.
Early Origins of the Petts family
Kent 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 Petts family
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Petts Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Petts include Peat, Peate, Peart, Pert, Pett and others.
Early Notables of the Petts family (pre 1700)
England between the 15th and 17th centuries; Phineas Pett...
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Migration of the Petts family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Petts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Petts Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Petts (post 1700)
The Petts 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 Translation: Fervent.
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