This tree is not a single family tree but rather a compilation of the
Pepler/loe surname. The vast majority of individuals are viewable without
password. The password is only used to protect the living. So feel free to
search for any ancestors before 1900. You are welcome to any of the data that
is not password protected. Pictures are courtesy of individuals like yourself
and I would appreciate you checking with me if you would like to use any. If
you have information that you are willing to share, please contact through the
contact link in the first paragraph.
*****If you would be willing to participate in the newly launched Pepler DNA project, please
the link on the left hand side of the page. This is for ALL spelling variations - Pepler, Peplow,
Peploe, Peppler and so on. We are trying to discover if there is a link between the larger groups
as well as connect in some of the smaller groups.*****
This is a small surname. In the 1880/81 censuses for Canada, U.K., Scotland and the
U.S.A. there are 1692 Peplow/ers (with spelling variations included. If you descend
from a Pepler/low, you are a rare individual. And your ancestors probably liked to
move around. The following table shows when various forms or the name arose and how
long they lasted. It is based on the data I have collected to present
In the links section are links to stories about various Peplxxs and also maps showing
the spread of the differently spelled surnames.
The Peplxx Archive link enables you to search marriages and births at the same time or separately
for your ancestor You don't even have to be certain which spelling of the surname was used - it
will check them all.
At the botton of each page (except
the homepage) are links
to some of the larger descendencies
I am descended from Richard Pepler who was married to
Fanny. As my efforts to
discover Richard continued to be more and more fruitless, I decided to form a
data base of all the Peplers in England I could find. Hopefully, I would
eventually locate a reference to Richard. By use of the census and the LDS
files, as well as Peplers found on personal trees, I have started making
connections. However, I thought I would put this tree up online to share with
others. Maybe someone who looks at it, will be able to give me the clues I
As of January 2010, I have found Richard's marriage record to Fanny Turpen in 1797 in
Lambeth. One of the witnesses is a Henry Pepler that would fit with the Richard born in
Great Stanmore and his brother. Since this Richard is also of the correct age to be
mine, I think I finally have a fit.
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There are several separate lines of Peplxxs and to help identify them I have given them numbers in
the suffix position. Those with numbers starting in 10xx or 20xx are lines that appear to begin
in the British Isles. If the number starts with 15xx or 25xx, the roots go back to a Germanic
origin. A further explanation can be found in the Story section titled FAMILY GROUPS. About a
dozen of the largest lineages are also color coded to help with identification.
The Pepler name has an interesting geographic focus. Pepler is 'the' name in
Wiltshire and the south but Peplow (Peploe) is the dominent name around
Worcester, Shropshire and such. Around London, it was 'luck of the draw' or
who is your parish clerk. I have found Families of eight that changed from
Peploe to Pepler as the years progressed from marriage records to baptisms to
census. I am inclined to use the surname registered on the marriage record
unless there is a good reason not to.
THE COAT OF ARMS AWARDED TO SAMUEL PEPLOE, BISHOP OF CHESTER,
AFTER HIS DEATH
Q. Do coats of arms belong to surnames?
A. No. There is no such thing as a 'coat of arms for a surname'. Many people of the same surname
will often be entitled to completely different coats of arms, and many of that surname will be
entitled to no coat of arms. Coats of arms belong to individuals. For any person to have a right
to a coat of arms they must either have had it granted to them or be descended in the legitimate
male line from a person to whom arms were granted or confirmed in the past.
ARMS OF THE PEPLER FAMILY OF TINHEAD
Wiltshire has had a large concentration of the name Pepler (Peplar) over the
years. "The family of Pepler or Peplar, called also Peple, have lived at Tinhead,
Tinhead Court, in the neighborhood of Edington, C. Wilts, Eng.,since at least temp.
Edw. III." ( From Ontarian Families by Edward Chadwick) This group, starting with
Walter Pepler, b. 1639, also incorporates many of the families in Keevil, Baynton,
Coulston and other surrounding towns.
Another large group is centered around Calstone.
Besides Samuel Peploe, Bishop of Chester, there are many other notable members and their
descendents of this name.
General George Bateman Peploe of family group 1900
SIR GEORGE LIONEL PEPLER,
, town planner and member of family group 1002.
master cutler and member of Group 1900
Hilary Douglas Clarke Pepler, the Ditchling colony and member of Group 1002
Samuel John Peploe, impressionist painter and member of Group 1001
Robert Peplow, Memphis photographer of Civil War soldiers, unknown family group
James Henry Bell, PhD, son of Florence Lydia Pepler, mathematician involved in the development of
radar and the Apollo missions, Group 1900
Albertus Jacob Pepler, Zimbabwe land owner and victim of the civil unrest in 2004, unknown family
group but likely to be 1504
If you feel that you are connected to my line or are just plain curious, I
invite you to visit my family tree - Hedgerow2 - whose link is on the left side
If you have additions , corrections or suggestions about any of the displayed
information, please feel free to contact me via email or an entry in the guest
book. I am well aware that using the method I am for data gathering and
collation - there will be mistakes, though I am trying to keep them at a
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