The name Guyle reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Guyle family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Guyle is based on the medieval given name Giles.
This name is derived from the Greek aigidion,
which means kid,
or young goat.
Early Origins of the Guyle family
The surname Guyle was first found in Lincolnshire
where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Guyle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guyle research.Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1296, 1317, 1346, 1680, 1755, 1652, 1621, 1644, 1640 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Guyle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Guyle Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Guyle are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Guyle include Giles, Gyles, Jiles and others.
Early Notables of the Guyle family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Gyles (ca.1680-1755), American interpreter and soldier, best known for his account of his experiences with the Malecite tribes... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guyle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Guyle family to Ireland
Some of the Guyle family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Guyle family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Guyle, or a variant listed above: Edward Giles who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1634; George Giles who purchased land in Virginia in 1652; Susan Giles, who settled in Barbados in 1660.
The Guyle 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: Pensez a moi
Motto Translation: Think of me.