Early Origins of the Pidsley family
The surname Pidsley was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
at Pudsey in the West Riding of that county. Pudsey is about six miles from the city of Leeds. In 1086 Ilbert de Lacy held the lands, village and manor of Pudsey. One of the first of the name to be recorded was Hugh Pudsey, Bishop of Durham
who lived from 1153 to 1195. A little later, William de Pusaz was Bishop of Durham
in 1189. CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Early History of the Pidsley family
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Pidsley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pudsey, Pudsie, Pudsy, Puddsey, Puddesey, Puddesay, Puddsay, Pudesay, Puddsie, Putsey and many more.
Early Notables of the Pidsley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pidsley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pidsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edward Pidsley, who settled in New York in 1848
- Edward Pidsley, who landed in New York in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Frank Pidsley, who settled in Illinois in 1893
The Pidsley 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: Fortuna favente
Motto Translation: By the favor of fortune.