Peugh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Peugh family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Peugh is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a baker in Old German. Peugh is also a German local name for someone who lived by a stream, which was originally derived from the German word "bach" which means stream.

Early Origins of the Peugh family

The surname Peugh was first found in Augsburg, Bavarian Swabia, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Important Dates for the Peugh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peugh research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1578, 1545, 1854, 1604, 1673, 1685, 1750, 1714, 1788, 1735, 1782, 1813 and 1893 are included under the topic Early Peugh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Peugh Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Peugh include Bach, Bache, Bacher, Baechle, Bachle, Back, Backe, Bacch, Bacche, Baach, Baacher and many more.

Early Notables of the Peugh family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Peugh in this period include Johann (Johannes) Bach (1604-1673), a German composer and musician of the Baroque; and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), who is considered by many to be the supreme giant of musical history. Of his twenty children, Karl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788) was possibly the greatest composer, and may have exerted a stronger influence on Viennese classicism than his...
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Migration of the Peugh family

Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Peugh or a variant listed above: Andreas Bach, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1768; Gabriel Bach came to Georgia in 1734; Johan Bach settled in Philadelphia in 1744; Thos Bach came to Virginia in 1638..

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