Pleydel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Pleydel family
The surname Pleydel was first found in Wiltshire
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 Pleydel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pleydel research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1693, 1660, 1689, 1640, 1644, 1st , 1693 and 1768 are included under the topic Early Pleydel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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Early Notables of the Pleydel family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Charles Pleydell of Midgehall, Wiltshire; John Pleydell (c 1601-1693), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1660 and 1689... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pleydel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pleydel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis Sheridan Pleydell arrived in Philadelphia in 1874.
The Pleydel 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: Imitari quam invidere
Motto Translation: To imitate rather than envy.
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