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Lyell Early Origins



The surname Lyell 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Lyell Spelling Variations


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Lyell Spelling Variations



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

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Lyell Early History


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Lyell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lyell research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1058, 1296, 1610, 1664, 1617, 1685, 1632, 1716, 1659 and are included under the topic Early Lyell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lyell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lyell Early Notables (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...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lyell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lyell In Ireland


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Lyell In Ireland



Some of the Lyell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lyell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dennis Lyell, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • William Lyell, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • James Lyell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Lyell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Ulrick Lyell, who landed in Philadelphia, Pa in 1772

Lyell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Lyell, a carpenter, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Lyell, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Hydaspes"
  • John Lyell, aged 32, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lyell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lyell (post 1700)



  • Katie Lyell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2008
  • Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875), Scottish geologist
  • Captain Charles Anthony Lyell (1913-1943), British soldier awarded the Victoria Cross during WWII

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sedulo et honeste
Motto Translation: Diligently and honestly.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. 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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
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The Lyell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lyell 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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