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Gyles is a name that first reached England following 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.

Gyles Early Origins



The surname Gyles was first found in Lincolnshire where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Gyles Spelling Variations


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Gyles Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Gyles family name include Giles, Gyles, Jiles and others.

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Gyles Early History


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Gyles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gyles 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 Gyles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gyles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gyles Early Notables (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 Gyles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gyles In Ireland


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Gyles In Ireland



Some of the Gyles 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Gyles family to immigrate North America:

Gyles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Gyles, who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • Nich Gyles, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Jonas Gyles, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Duncan Gyles, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

Gyles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Gyles, who arrived in Virginia in 1716

Gyles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gyles, who arrived in Charlatan, South Carolina in 1808
  • Charles Gyles, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gyles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gyles (post 1700)



  • Alfred William Gyles (1888-1967), New Zealand two-time chess champion
  • George Frederick Gyles (1877-1959), Canadian silver medalist sailor at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Roger Vincent Gyles AO, QC (b. 1938), Australian Acting Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Gyles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gyles 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 September 2013 at 10:55.

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