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Early Origins of the Pizey family

The surname Pizey was first found in the Orkney Islands, where "the earliest recorded Orcadian form of the name is Pase or Paise in 1402. Anders Pass, "aff wapu," i.e. armiger, appended his seal to a deed at Copenhagen in June 1433. James Pase witnessed a disposition of a land in Wasbister in the parish of Holm in 1483." [1]

Further to the south in Durham and Yorkshire, England, the Pease family of Darlington were 'one of the great Quaker industrialist families of the nineteenth century' involved with woollen manufacturing, banking, railways, locomotives, mining, and politics. The progenitor was Edward Pease of Darlington (1711-1785.)

"The notable family of Pease, which has been connected with Darlington since the last century, hailed originally from the vicinity of Wakefield in the West Riding." [2]

Other early records include: Thomas Pease who was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Berkshire in 1194; Roger Pise in the Curia Regis Rolls for Norfolk in 1206; Margeria Pyse in the Subsidy Rolls for Suffolk in 1327; [3] John Pese, who was listed in Bedfordshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273; and Willelmus Pece and Thomas Paas, both listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [4]

Pease pudding is a pudding dish from boiled legumes, most often split yellow peas, with water, salt and spices. It is a common dish in the north-east of England. The name was derived from the Middle English word "pease" and is featured in a nursery rhyme, "Pease Porridge Hot."

Early History of the Pizey family

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Pizey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Peace, Pease, Paise and others.

Early Notables of the Pizey family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Edward Pease (1767-1858), railway projector, born at Darlington on 31 May 1767, the eldest son of Joseph Pease and his wife Mary Richardson. A...
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Australia Pizey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Pizey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Pizey, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Bangalore" on 28th March 1848, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) from Bermuda [5]

  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook