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The origin of the Name from Lee Pinder



Pep*** is an English habitational name recorded as Pepler, Peplar, Peploe, Peplow, 
Peplaw and others, this is an English medieval surname. It originates from a place 
called Peplow near the small town of Hodnet, in Shropshire . 

 

It is first recorded as Papelau(v) in the famous Domesday Book of 1086 and as 
Peppalawe in the tax rolls known as the Feet of Fines of 1232. 

 

Peplow in Shropshire , recorded in Domesday Book as Papelau. This may be from Old 
English pyppel ‘pebble’ + hlaw ‘hill’. The place name means Pebble Hill from the pre 
7th century Old English pyppel-hlaw. 

 

During the Middle Ages, when migration for the purpose of job-seeking was becoming 
more popular, people often took or were given as their surname, the name of their 
former home. 

 

The First Industrial Revolution, which began in the 18th century, merged into the 
Second Industrial Revolution around 1850, when technological and economic progress 
gained momentum with the development of steam-powered ships, railways, and later in 
the 19th century with the internal combustion engine and electrical power generation. 
The period of time covered by the Industrial Revolution varies with different 
historians. Eric Hobsbawm held that it 'broke out' in Britain in the 1780s and was not 
fully felt until the 1830s or 1840s,[4]while T. S. Ashton held that it occurred 
roughly between 1760 and 1830.[5] 

 

This resulted in a wide dispersal of the name, and given that spelling was at best 
indifferent and local dialects very thick, often lead to the creation of "sounds like" 
forms. 

 

As Peploe the name is also well recorded in Scotland from 16th Century.

Owner/SourceLee Pinder
Date10 May 2009

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