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Family name Peelen/Peele

Family name Peelen/Peele

Posted: 1329000588000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Peelen Peele Peeler
Question: I have noticed my ancestors names vary from Peelen to Peele. Does anyone know if the missing "n" has any significance.
Gr Grand Father - Johannes Peele born 1862 IJsselstein.
Gr Gr Grand Father - Evert Peelen born 1813 Houten.
Gr Gr Gr Grand Father - Paulus Peele born abt 1778 Groessen.
Gr Gr Gr Gr Grand Father - Johannis Peelen unknown birth info.

Note: When my Gr Grand Father arrived to the USA in 1893 his name became Peeler.

Thanks, Steve

Re: Family name Peelen/Peele

Posted: 1329173895000
Classification: Query
No it is just a variation to be expected they both mean son of Peel or Peregrinus which would be a more formal name. I would not expect, but there are always exceptions the name Peele or Peelen, to be a true last name before 1811.

Is this what you found in the records, or did you take this information from another tree?

Re: Family name Peelen/Peele

Posted: 1329176248000
Classification: Query
From the website:

you can find the baptism book for Groessen in Gelderland and here is a scan of part of the page showing that Paulus was baptised on 15 Mar 1782 wich would fit with the marriage record in:

Source Civil register - Marriage
Archive location Het Utrechts Archief
General Number of finding aid: 481
Item number: 227
Municipality: Houten
Type of record: Huwelijksakte
Record number: 8
Registration date: 22-07-1812
Groom Paulus Peelen
Age: 30
Place of birth: Groesen
Bride Aaltje van Rossum
Age: 32
Place of birth: Houten
Father groom Johannis Peelen
Mother groom Johanna Kaeltjes
Father bride Evert van Rossum
Mother bride Jannigje Visser

Paulus was born in 1782

The entry isn't in Dutch but Latin as was the custom for Roman Catholic records:

Many of that part of Holland didn't have true last names and I would expect the father of Paulus to be Johannis (or Jan "John") son of Peel or Peregrinus. Very likley we are looking for Johannis' father's first name to be Peel, but we don't really know the last name. Caeltjes, or Kaeltjes could be a true last name.


Re: Family name Peelen/Peele

Posted: 1329178568000
Classification: Query
I have a very strong suspicion that this is the marriage entry in the Roman Catholic marriage book of Groessen. My Latin is not that good, maybe someone else can make it out. There seems to be more information there.

Re: Family name Peelen/Peele

Posted: 1329226752000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1329242733000
Anno 1779 = Year 1779
3 ?? februari
Copulati = married
sunt = they were
Coram = in the presence of
me I cuflone Jenhaight (not sure maybe name of priest?)
Joej Peelen
viduuj = widower
osatij not sure i assume origin (birth) 36 could be age
Joa Kaeltjes
vidua = widow
osatij 24 her age?

note: Peel is pronounced "pale" , Peelen pron. "palen"

Re: Family name Peelen/Peele

Posted: 1329361193000
Classification: Query
Thank you for all the help you have given me. I have located my Gr Grandfathers info on the Genlias website. For a long time my family thought it was a mistake that his son Evert Johannes was spelled Peele on his grave marker.

Re: Family name Peelen/Peele

Posted: 1335299792000
Classification: Query
Dear Steve,

After having read your message on the internet I believe that you are related to my husband and sons.
I found three generations after Johannes Peele, back to 1620.
If you are interested please reply my message.


Re: Family name Peelen/Peele

Posted: 1336294647000
Classification: Query
Dear Caroline,

Yes I am interested to learn of newly found relatives.

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