Pugsley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pugsley surname is a habitational name taken on from a place, so called, in Warkleigh, Devon.

Early Origins of the Pugsley family

The surname Pugsley was first found in Shropshire 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 Pugsley family

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Pugsley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pugsley, Puxley and others.

Early Notables of the Pugsley family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Pugsley family to Ireland

Some of the Pugsley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Pugsley migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pugsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Pugsley, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Jon Constantine Pugsley, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • John Pugsley, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]
Pugsley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Pugsley, who settled in America in 1752

Canada Pugsley migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pugsley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Gilbert Pugsley U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 passenger aboard the ship "Jason" [2]
  • Mr. David Pugsley U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
Pugsley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Hannah Pugsley, who settled in Canada in 1834

Australia Pugsley migration to Australia +

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

Pugsley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Pugsley, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [3]
  • William Pugsley (aged 27), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Mr. William Pugsley, (b. 1829), aged 27, Cornish labourer travelling from Plymouth, Devon, UK aboard the ship "Aliquis" arriving in Adelaide, Australia on 26th August 1856 [4]
  • Mrs. Clare Pugsley (née Pomeroy), (b. 1833), aged 23, Cornish settler travelling from Plymouth, Devon, UK aboard the ship "Aliquis" arriving in Adelaide, Australia on 26th August 1856 [4]
  • Miss Mary Pugsley, (b. 1855), aged 1, Cornish settler travelling from Plymouth, Devon, UK aboard the ship "Aliquis" arriving in Adelaide, Australia on 26th August 1856 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pugsley (post 1700) +

  • Robert T. Pugsley, American Republican politician, Mayor of Beacon, New York, 1938-41 [5]
  • Jonathan Pugsley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2008 [5]
  • Jacob Joseph Pugsley (1838-1920), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1887-91 [5]
  • Earl C. Pugsley (1885-1976), American Republican politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 27th Circuit, 1930-59; Candidate for justice of Michigan State Supreme Court, 1942 [5]
  • Cornelius Amory Pugsley (1850-1936), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1901-03; Defeated, 1902, 1910 [5]
  • Chester DeWitt Pugsley (b. 1888), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1916 [5]
  • Charles William Pugsley (1878-1940), American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20; Assistant U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1921-23 [5]
  • Mrs. Mary Frances Brenda Pugsley M.B.E., British founder and owner of Hair @The Academy, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Disadvantaged People in Devon [6]
  • Andrew Pugsley (b. 1978), Australian rules footballer
  • Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Pugsley (b. 1947), British Army officer and Professor at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm
  4. ^ The Ships List Passenger Lists Ship Aliquis (Retrieved 26th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/aliquis1856.shtml
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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