Lile History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Lile family

The surname Lile was first found in Oxfordshire at Shirburn, a parish, in the union of Thame, hundred of Pirton. "This place was the property of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, and passed to Alice, wife of Warine de L'lsle, whose descendant of the same name obtained from Edward III. licence to embattle his house here. Shirburn Castle, the seat of the Earl of Macclesfield, is surrounded by a moat, over which is a drawbridge; it contains a noble hall, an armoury, and a suite of splendid apartments, with a fine collection of paintings, including a portrait of Catherine Parr, wife of Henry VIII." [1]

"The family are descended from Radulphus de Insula, temp. William the Conqueror." [2]

Some of the family later held estates at Dibden in Southampton. "The church, a very ancient structure, has been thoroughly repaired and repewed, at a cost of £500, and some windows of painted glass have been inserted; it contains monuments to the Lisle family, who were lords of the manor, and of whom Lady Lisle was condemned to death by Judge Jeffries (Jeffreys)." [1]

Despite the aforementioned, Scotland has traditionally held the lion's share of the family and most people claim descent from there as "a family of this name were barons of Duchal in Renfrewshire as early as the beginning of the thirteenth century. They were of the same stock as the Northumberland family of 'de Insula' (as the name appears in Latin) or 'Lisle' (de Lisle, Delisle in French). The first of the name in Scotland appears to have been Radulphus or Ralph de Insula, a follower of the Steward, who witnessed the gift by Baldwin de Bigre, sheriff of Lanharc (Lanark), of the church of Innerkyp to the monks of Paisley, c. 1170." [3]

Important Dates for the Lile family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lile research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1058, 1296, 1610, 1664, 1617, 1685, 1632, 1716, 1659 and are included under the topic Early Lile History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lile Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lyle, Lille, Lile, Lisle, Lyall, Lyal, Lyel and many more.

Early Notables of the Lile family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family at this time was Sir John Lisle (1610-1664), an English lawyer and politician who supported the Parliamentarian cause in the English Civil War, one of the Regicides of King Charles I of England, he was assassinated by an agent of the crown while in...
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Migration of the Lile family to Ireland

Some of the Lile family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lile migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lile Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Daniell Lile, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [4]
  • William Lile, who landed in Maryland in 1653 [4]
  • Priscilla Lile, who landed in Maryland in 1656 [4]
  • Dan Lile, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [4]
  • John Lile, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lile migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lile Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Lile, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Lile (post 1700)

  • Jeremy Lile, American bass singer for the Southern Gospel quartet Brian Free and Assurance
  • James Buel Lile (1933-1991), known as Jimmy Lile or The Arkansas Knifesmith, an American knifemaker who made the Rambo Knife for the films First Blood and Rambo: First Blood Part II, President of the Knifemakers' Guild
  • Maude Lile, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1940 [5]
  • John A. Lile (b. 1897), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Greenbrier County, 1953-58 [5]
  • Bill Lile, American Republican politician, Candidate for Kentucky State House of Representatives 27th District, 1973 [5]
  • Adam "Addie" Lile, New Zealand rugby footballer who played from 1907-1909

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Sims, Clifford Stanley The Origin and Signification of Scottish Surnames. 1862. Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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