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Lyall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Scottish


Early Origins of the Lyall family


The surname Lyall was first found in Oxfordshire at Shirburn, a parish, in the union of Thame, hundred of Pirton. "This place was the property of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, and passed to Alice, wife of Warine de L'lsle, whose descendant of the same name obtained from Edward III. licence to embattle his house here. Shirburn Castle, the seat of the Earl of Macclesfield, is surrounded by a moat, over which is a drawbridge; it contains a noble hall, an armoury, and a suite of splendid apartments, with a fine collection of paintings, including a portrait of Catherine Parr, wife of Henry VIII." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

"The family are descended from Radulphus de Insula, temp. William the Conqueror." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Sims, Clifford Stanley The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames. 1862. Print.

Some of the family later held estates at Dibden in Southampton. "The church, a very ancient structure, has been thoroughly repaired and repewed, at a cost of £500, and some windows of painted glass have been inserted; it contains monuments to the Lisle family, who were lords of the manor, and of whom Lady Lisle was condemned to death by Judge Jeffries (Jeffreys)." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Despite the aforementioned, Scotland has traditionally held the lion's share of the family and most people claim descent from there as "a family of this name were barons of Duchal in Renfrewshire as early as the beginning of the thirteenth century. They were of the same stock as the Northumberland family of 'de Insula' (as the name appears in Latin) or 'Lisle' (de Lisle, Delisle in French). The first of the name in Scotland appears to have been Radulphus or Ralph de Insula, a follower of the Steward, who witnessed the gift by Baldwin de Bigre, sheriff of Lanharc (Lanark), of the church of Innerkyp to the monks of Paisley, c. 1170." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Early History of the Lyall family


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Lyall Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lyle, Lille, Lile, Lisle, Lyall, Lyal, Lyel and many more.

Early Notables of the Lyall family (pre 1700)


Notable among the family at this time was Sir John Lisle (1610-1664), an English lawyer and politician who supported the Parliamentarian cause in the English Civil War, one of the Regicides of King Charles I of England, he was assassinated by an agent of the crown while in...
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Migration of the Lyall family to Ireland


Some of the Lyall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Lyall family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lyall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Lyall, who settled in Boston in 1638
  • Francis Lyall, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1638 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Dennis Lyall, who arrived in Virginia in 1649 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Dennis Lyall, who settled in Virginia in 1649

Lyall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Lyall, who settled in Boston in 1761

Lyall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Lyall, who landed in America in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Lyall Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Lyall U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Lyall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert William Lyall, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Margaret Housemaid Lyall, aged 123, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad" [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Hyderabad 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.
  • Henry Lyall, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"

Lyall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Lyall, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Alexander Lyall, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Robert Lyall, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Olympus
  • William Lyall, aged 42, a shoemaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Lucy Lyall, aged 45, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lyall (post 1700)


  • John A. Lyall, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996, 2004 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Katharine Culbert Lyall, President of the University of Wisconsin
  • Gavin Tudor Lyall (1932-2003), English suspense novelist
  • Sir Charles James Lyall (1845-1920), British civil servant and Arabist scholar
  • Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall (1835-1911), British civil servant, literary historian and poet
  • Lieutenant Graham Thomson Lyall (1892-1941), Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross during the First World War [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Graham Lyall. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Graham Lyall. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Thomson_Lyall
  • Robert Lyall Hannaford (b. 1944), nicknamed "Alfie", an Australian realist artist
  • Edward Lyall Corrie (1848-1931), English rower
  • James Lyall Sharp (b. 1960), British diplomat, Ambassador to Kazakhstan
  • Lyall Franklin Hanson (1929-2018), Canadian politician, Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly for Okanagan-Vernon (1986-1996)

The Lyall Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sedulo et honeste
Motto Translation: Diligently and honestly.


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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Sims, Clifford Stanley The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames. 1862. Print.
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  7. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Hyderabad 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ Graham Lyall. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Graham Lyall. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Thomson_Lyall

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