The name Guyler came to England
with the ancestors of the Guyler family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the medieval given name Giles.
This name is derived from the Greek aigidion,
which means kid,
or young goat.
Early Origins of the Guyler family
The surname Guyler 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 Guyler family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guyler 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 Guyler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Guyler Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Giles, Gyles, Jiles and others.
Early Notables of the Guyler 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 Guyler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Guyler family to Ireland
Some of the Guyler 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 Guyler family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Guyler name or one of its variants: 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 Guyler 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.