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Where did the English Pyne family come from? What is the English Pyne family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pyne family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pyne family history?The ancestors of the Pyne surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the county of Devon and Cornwall. Pyne is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the original bearers of the surname Pyne were known as the dwellers by the pine trees.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Pyne include Pyne, Pine and others.
First found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pyne research. Another 189 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1679, 1625, 1653, 1653 and 1732 are included under the topic Early Pyne History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 65 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pyne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Pyne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Pyne Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Pyne Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Pyne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pyne 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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