Lyel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Lyel family
The surname Lyel was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.
Early History of the Lyel family
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Lyel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Liall, Lyall, Lial and others.
Early Notables of the Lyel family (pre 1700)
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Lyel migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lyel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- James Lyel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)