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The Iles name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived on an island. The surname Iles is derived from the Old French word isle, which means island and has become the modern French word Óle. The surname Iles belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. However, the name Iles may also be a patronymic surname derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal names ∆l or ∆thel.

Iles Early Origins



The surname Iles was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Iles Spelling Variations


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Iles Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Iles has undergone many spelling variations, including Eyles, Eeles, Eels, Eylers and others.

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Iles Early History


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Iles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Iles research. Another 439 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1338, 1688, 1716, 1703, 1679, 1716, 1679, 1735, 1715 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Iles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Iles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Iles Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir John Eyles, Lord Mayor of London; John Eyles (died 1703), of Great St. Helens, London and Southbroom, near Devizes, Wiltshire, an English politician, Member of the Parliament...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Iles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Iles were among those contributors:

Iles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Iles, aged 17, arrived in St Christopher in 1634
  • Timothy Iles, who landed in New England in 1661

Iles Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Iles, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thomas Iles, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Iles Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Iles, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Iles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Iles (post 1700)



  • Alexander "Alex" Iles, American musician
  • Andy Iles (b. 1992), American ice hockey goaltender
  • Brian Iles, American animation director, known for his work on directing several episodes of the animated TV series Family Guy
  • Greg Iles (b. 1960), German-born, American novelist who lives in Mississippi
  • Edna Amy Iles (1905-2003), English pianist
  • Nikki Iles (b. 1963), English jazz composer and musician
  • Salim Iles (b. 1975), Algerian twelve-time gold medalist swimmer, Algerian Sportsman of the Year in 1998
  • Sam Iles (b. 1987), Australian rules footballer

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Iles Historic Events


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Iles Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Rex George Iles, British Stoker 2nd Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Iles Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Iles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Iles 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.

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