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Peasley Name Study

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About the Project

The Peasley Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Peasley name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Peasley name.

This profile is part of the Peasley Name Study.
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As a One-Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Peasleys), by time period (18th Century Peasleys), or by topic (Peasley DNA, Peasley Occupations, Peasley Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches that have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

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Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Peasley Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in! If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Azure Robinson for assistance.

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Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:

Membership

Ancestor Descendent Y-DNA GEDMatch Ancestry FTDNA
Joseph Peasley 1598-1660 Azure Robinson n/a MQ3991244 azurerae B618353
Frances Peasley n/a TS6911981 franceslee B462968
Sandra Peasley n/a M096737 SandraLynnOLeary
Glen Peasley I-M253 M388061 MK68180
Takoda Peasley I-M253 ?
Melissa Warren n/a EA8957737 merillin3467
Mike Ekberg ? ?
Connie Mack n/a YY9891871
Susan Rich n/a ? Rich6968
Kami Cook n/a ? Mami121604
Penny Richmond n/a
Joseph Paisley 1640- Brendon Barr ? JP1855835 brendon129555

Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help! Spreadsheet updated Robinson-27225 15:17, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

  1. Peasley Name Study To-Do List 19 profiles remaining need review
    1. Needs Sources 193
    2. Needs Biography 223
    3. Needs Profiles 77
    4. Needs Connection 14| Needs Connected 43
    5. Needs Research 29
    6. Add sticker to existing profiles (180 of 1044 profiles total need the sticker):
      1. Peaslee: 408 - 58
      2. Peasley: 491 - 86
      3. Peisley: 188 - 36
Orphaned Peasley Peaslee Peisley
Unsourced Peasley Peaslee Peisley
Unconnected Peasley Peaslee Peisley
  1. Sources
    1. Find books/resources that provide source information
      1. Any free books available online, add to the WT Source Library
      2. List new source here
      3. Enter new source into relevant profiles

Origins

  • "Peasley, Peisley or Peaslee appear to be a variations of the Scottish surname Paisley, an important town in Rumfordshire, in southwester Scotland, near the River Clyde. George Paisley was a citizen of Ascot Parish, Oxfordshire about 1600, and his son Bartholomew, settling in Ireland was granted arms there."[1]
  • "The name Peaslee is claimed by some to have sprung from Peter whence we have Peers, Pearse, and Pears. Others assume it was an offshoot of peas the legume. Peas were grown in the east from time immemorial and were introduced into Europe in the Middle Ages. Shakespeare spoke of "pease blossom". Lee is from lea, a pasture. the man who was the son of Mr. Peas perhaps lived on the lea and to distinguish him from the other Mr. Peas, he was called Peas-at-lea and finally Peaslee".[2]
  • "One story attributes the name to a combination of the Pease and Lee family names following a marriage between members of the two families. Little significance can be attached to the spelling of the Peaslee name as far as delineating a particular branch of the family. Two of the most common uses are Peaslee and Peasley and are employed almost interchangeably throughout the records, although the early New England double "e" has been retained among families of that area. The "ley" ending seems to have been generally adopted by the families who moved westward".[3]
  • Surname Peasley Meaning & Peasley Family History at Ancestry.com Peasley Name Meaning English (West Midlands): probably a variant of Paisley or Beasley. [4]

Related Surnames and Surname Variants

Frequency

From Forebears.io[5][6][7]

1880 US Census
IncidenceFrequencyRank in Area
Peaslee 718 1:69,942 7,558
Peasley 764 1:65,731 7,156
Peisley 14 1:3,587,049 158,810


2014
Peaslee: 2169
IncidenceFrequencyRank in Area
United States 2,094 1:173,119 17,377
Canada 66 1:558,268 46,644
Germany 2 1:40,252,740 481,655
Australia 1 1:26,995,706 272,283
Peasley: 2707
IncidenceFrequencyRank in Area
United States 2,054 1:176,490 17,650
Australia 274 1:98,524 11,222
England 233 1:239,133 19,653
Canada 65 1:566,857 47,228
South Africa 24 1:2,257,404 96,443
Scotland 15 1:356,921 15,741
Israel 11 1:777,967 50,645
Wales 11 1:281,321 15,839
Germany 7 1:11,500,783 305,619
Northern Ireland 5 1:369,007 15,230
Peisley: 1111
IncidenceFrequencyRank in Area
Australia 969 1:27,859 3,781
United States 91 1:3,983,632 216,343
England 41 1:1,358,977 60,831
Canada 6 1: 6,140,946 260,738


Census PEASLEE PEASLEY PEISLEY TOTAL
1841 0 83 7 90
1851 0 127 7 134
1860 645 418 0 1064
1861 4 167 21 192
1870 531 606 0 1137
1871 7 180 8 195
1880 546 629 8 1212
1881 10 139 19 158
1891 13 214 43 270
1900 572 732 6 1320
1901 8 201 18 227
1910 617 732 2 1351
1911 0 238 22 260
1920 646 769 6 1421
1930 677 853 1 1531
1940 689 831 11 1531
1950 684 965 28 1677

Click for more detailed statistics and charts from the United States Census

Distribution

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Country Peaslee Peasley Peisley Total
Australia 0 14 116 130
Canada 15 23 0 38
England 3 35 7 45
France 0 0 2 2
New Zealand 0 0 1 1
Ireland 0 2 29 31
Scotland 0 3 0 3
United States 253 356 5 614
Wales 0 1 0 1
No Location 11 2 1 14
Totals 282 435 161 878

Australia

State Peaslee Peasley Peisley Total
Australian Capital Territory 0 0 3 3
New South Wales 0 13 110 123
Queensland Capital Territory 0 1 0 1
South Australia 0 0 1 1
Victoria 0 0 3 3
Totals 0 14 117 131

Canada

Province Peaslee Peasley Peisley Total
Ontario Capital Territory 12 9 0 21
Québec 3 12 0 15
Saskatchewan 0 2 0 2
Totals 15 23 0 38

United States

State Peaslee Peasley Peisley Total
Alabama 0 0 0 0
Alaska 0 0 0 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0
Arkansas 0 0 0 0
California 0 15 0 15
Colorado 1 0 0 1
Connecticut 0 1 0 1
Delaware 0 0 0 0
District of Columbia 0 0 0 0
Florida 1 0 0 1
Georgia 0 0 0 0
Hawaii 0 0 0 0
Idaho 0 0 0 0
Illinois 0 12 0 12
Indiana 5 6 0 11
Iowa 0 25 0 25
Kansas 2 3 0 5
Kentucky 0 0 0 0
Louisiana 0 1 0 1
Maine 23 53 0 76
Maryland 0 2 0 2
Massachusetts 43 23 0 66
Michigan 6 21 0 27
Minnesota 1 3 1 5
Mississippi 0 0 0 0
Missouri 4 3 0 7
Montana 0 1 0 1
Nebraska 0 2 0 2
Nevada 0 1 0 1
New Hampshire 120 70 0 190
New Jersey 0 0 0 0
New Mexico 0 2 0 2
New York 18 33 0 51
North Carolina 1 0 1 2
North Dakota 0 1 0 1
Ohio 3 10 0 13
Oklahoma 0 0 0 0
Oregon 0 12 1 13
Pennsylvania 0 9 0 9
Rhode Island 0 0 0 0
South Carolina 2 0 0 2
South Dakota 0 1 0 1
Tennessee 0 0 0 0
Texas 0 1 0 1
Utah 0 0 1 1
Vermont 4 5 0 9
Virginia 0 2 0 2
Washington 2 22 0 24
West Virginia 3 0 0 3
Wisconsin 14 16 1 31
Wyoming 0 0 0 0
Totals 253 356 5 614

Peasley Notables

Wikipedia:Peaslee

Wikipedia:Peasley

Wikipedia:Peisley

Resources

  1. Hart, J.O. "Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry" p. 402
  2. "The History of the State of Maine" p. 1118
  3. Lamphere, Frederick James. A passel o' Peasleys (F.J. Peasley, 1979 Indianapolis, Indiana)
  4. Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
  5. Peaslee Surname Origin, Meaning & Last Name History.” Forebears.io, 2014. (https://forebears.io/ : accessed 27 Sep 2020)‌
  6. Peasley Surname Origin, Meaning & Last Name History.” Forebears.io, 2014. (https://forebears.io/ : accessed 27 Sep 2020)‌
  7. Peisley Surname Origin, Meaning & Last Name History.” Forebears.io, 2014. (https://forebears.io/ : accessed 27 Sep 2020)‌




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