Pegg Family History
Pegg Name Meaning
English (mainly Leicestershire):: nickname from Middle English pegge ‘peg’ (from Middle Dutch of uncertain origin) probably metaphorical for someone small and thin or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of wooden pegs or else a nickname for a person with a wooden leg. perhaps in some cases from a hypothetical Middle English personal name Pegg(e). This could represent the Old English male name Pæcga or Pecg or it could be an antecedent of early Modern English Peg as a rhyming form of Meg for Margaret (see Meggs ). perhaps a variant of Pigg .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press