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Where did the English Pigs family come from? What is the English Pigs family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pigs family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pigs family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Pix, Picks, Pixt, Piex, Piext, Pex, Pext, Pixe and others.

First found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pigs research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1455, 1487, 1666, 1709 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Pigs History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 45 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pigs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benjamin Pixley, who settled in Virginia in 1639; Daniel Pix, who arrived in Maryland in 1671; Allen Pixly, who arrived in Virginia in 1706; Thomas Pix, who came to Pennsylvania in 1731.

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  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Pigs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pigs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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