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Where did the Scottish Kyle family come from? What is the Scottish Kyle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kyle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kyle family history?

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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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  • Christopher Scott "Chris" Kyle (1974-2013), United States Navy SEAL, the most lethal sniper in American military history with 160 confirmed kills
  • Beatrice "Bee" Kyle (1902-1970), American world famous high diver
  • James Henderson Kyle (1854-1901), American member of the United States Senate from South Dakota from 1891 until 1901
  • David A. Kyle (b. 1919), American science fiction writer
  • Alexandra Kyle (b. 1988), American actress
  • Kevin Alastair Kyle (b. 1981), Scottish footballer
  • Peter Kyle (1880-1961), Scottish footballer
  • John Wilson "Jack" Kyle OBE (b. 1926), Northern Irish former rugby union player who played for Ireland (1946-1958)
  • Duncan Kyle (1930-2000), pen name of John Franklin Broxholme, an English thriller writer
  • Andrew Ewing "Andy" Kyle (1889-1971), Canadian Major League Baseball outfielder

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  • German Burnett Kyle of Logan County, Arkansas by Edith Madelaine Replogle.
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  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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  9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. 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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