Lyles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Lyles family

The surname Lyles 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]

"The family are descended from Radulphus de Insula, temp. William the Conqueror." [2]

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]

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]

Important Dates for the Lyles family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lyles research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1058, 1296, 1610, 1664, 1617, 1685, 1632, 1716, 1659 and are included under the topic Early Lyles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lyles Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lyles 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 Lyles family to Ireland

Some of the Lyles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lyles migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lyles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Lyles, who arrived in Virginia in 1716 [4]
Lyles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Lyles, who landed in South Carolina in 1811 [4]
  • David Lyles, who arrived in South Carolina in 1827-1830 [4]
  • J Lyles, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]
Lyles Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs A.C. Lyles, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Majestic (1890)" from Liverpool, England [5]
  • Thomas Lyles, aged 56, originally from England, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [6]
  • Thomas Lyles, aged 56, originally from Wallington, England, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [7]
  • Evelyn Lyles, aged 25, originally from Wallington, England, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [8]
  • Clara M. Lyles, aged 31, originally from Wallington, England, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [9]

Lyles migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lyles Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Jane Lyles, aged 29, a domestic servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Lyles (post 1700)

  • Kathryn Lyles, American stage actor
  • Lester Everett Lyles (b. 1962), former professional American football cornerback
  • Nathan Jahmal Lyles (b. 1985), American football safety
  • Robert Lyles (b. 1961), former professional American football player
  • Leslie Lyles, American film actress
  • Andrew Craddock "A.C." Lyles (1918-2013), American Golden Boots Award winning movie producer for Paramount Pictures, best known for producing many Westerns in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Lenny Lyles (1936-2011), professional American Football defensive back
  • General Lester L. Lyles (b. 1946), former United States Air Force general
  • Ron Lyles (1941-2011), American professional boxer
  • Albert Walter "Sparky" Lyles (b. 1944), American former left-handed pitcher
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF84-GZH : 6 December 2014), Mrs A.C. Lyles, 02 Aug 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64P-8ZN : 6 December 2014), Thomas Lyles, 25 Dec 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FH-BT1 : 6 December 2014), Thomas Lyles, 28 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FH-BYM : 6 December 2014), Evelyn Lyles, 28 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FH-BY9 : 6 December 2014), Clara M. Lyles, 28 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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