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The Welsh name Pew is a patronymic surname created from the Welsh personal name Hugh. The original Welsh form of this forename was Huw, but the English form of the name was adopted by the upper-class Welsh during the 17th century. The surname Pew was originally ap-Hugh: the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix "ap," means "son of," but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time.

Pew Early Origins



The surname Pew was first found in Montgomeryshire (Welsh: Sir Drefaldwyn), located in mid-Eastern Wales, one of thirteen historic counties, and anciently the medieval kingdom of Powys Wenwynwyn, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Pew Spelling Variations


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Pew Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Pew have included Pugh, Pew and others.

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Pew Early History


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Pew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pew research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1610 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Pew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pew Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pew Notables 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



During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Pew:

Pew Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Pew, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Richard Pew, aged 23, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • George Pew, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • John Pew, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Josias Pew, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

Pew Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Samuel Pew U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pew (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pew (post 1700)



  • Lindsey De Pew, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2012
  • James A. Pew, American geophysicist at McMurdo Station, 1966-1967, eponym of Mount Pew, Antarctica
  • Robert Pew (1923-2012), American businessman and chairman of Steelcase
  • Richard Pew (b. 1933), American engineering psychologist and former Olympic fencer who competed in the individual and team épée events at the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • Joseph Newton Pew Jr. (1886-1963), American industrialist, son of Joseph Pew
  • Joseph "Newton" Pew (1848-1912), American founder of Sun Oil Company (now Sunoco) and prominent philanthropist, father of John Howard Pew and Joseph N. Pew, Jr
  • Arthur "Artie" Pew Jr. (1898-1959), American college football and basketball player
  • John Howard Pew (1882-1971), American philanthropist, President of Sunoco (Sun Oil Company)
  • John Pew (b. 1956), American racing driver who won the 2005 Star Mazda Masters Championship, awarded the GRAND-AM Trueman Award (2010-2011)
  • Tracy Franklin Pew (1957-1986), Australian musician, bass guitarist for The Birthday Party (1975-1983)

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Motto


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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: Sic itur ad astra
Motto Translation: Such is the way to immortality.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Pew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pew 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.

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