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Spelling variations of this family name include: Kyle, Kile and others.

First found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, at Kyle, a former district of Scotland which stretched across parts of modern day East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire. The 15th century Kyle Castle lies in ruins near Cummock.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kyle research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1424, 1538, 1606 and are included under the topic Early Kyle History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Kyle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Kyle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kyle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Jeremiah Kyle settled in Newcastle Del. in 1789
  • Adam Kyle settled in Philadelphia in 1798

Kyle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Robert Kyle, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Elizabeth Kyle, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • John Kyle, who arrived in New York in 1833
  • Timothy Kyle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • William Kyle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844


Kyle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • George Armstrong Kyle, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1925

Kyle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • George Kyle, aged 59, arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Mary Kyle, aged 48, arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Eliza Kyle, aged 18, arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838

Kyle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Mary Kyle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838
  • George Kyle, aged 21, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

Kyle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Joseph Kyle, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • William Kyle, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hindostan" in 1875
  • John Kyle, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Bernard Kyle, aged 27, a gas fitter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • Rachel Kyle, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878


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  • William S. Kyle (b. 1851), American Republican politician, Electrical wire manufacturer; Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1898-1900; Member of Massachusetts State Senate First Plymouth District, 1905-06
  • William J. Kyle, American politician, Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2012
  • Tracy E. Kyle, American politician, Workers League Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1986
  • Samuel J. Kyle, American politician, First Selectman of Ansonia, Connecticut, 1924
  • Thomas Barton Kyle (1856-1915), American Republican politician, Mayor of Troy, Ohio; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1901-05
  • Richard Kyle, American Republican politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives 6th District; elected 1998
  • R. B. Kyle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1876
  • Mark C. Kyle, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Clay County, 1903
  • Luther Kyle, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1914
  • John W. Kyle, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Clay County

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  • German Burnett Kyle of Logan County, Arkansas by Edith Madelaine Replogle.
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  2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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  4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Kyle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kyle 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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