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Coat of Arms: Silver with a black lion with a gold crown between three red fleur de lis.
Crest: A dolphin.
Motto: Sic itur ad astra.
Motto Translated: Such is the way to immortality
Spelling variations include: Pugh, Pew and others.
First found in Montgomeryshire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: James Pugh settled in Virginia in 1654; Anne Pugh settled with her husband in Virginia in 1701; Mary and Sarah Pugh arrived in Virginia in 1741; David Pugh arrived in Virginia in 1608.
|Meaning of the Lion in Heraldry|
|The name pugh can be traced to the ancient Celtic culture of Wales. Initially the name was from the personal name Hugh. The original Welsh form of this forename was Hew, but the English form of the name was adopted by the upper-class Welsh during the 17th century. The surname pugh features the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix ap-. The original form of the name was ap-, but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time and the overall spelling has sometimes been extensively altered.|
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
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