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The surname Lyle 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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lyle 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 Lyle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Lyle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Lyle 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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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lyle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Lyle, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • John Lyle, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • William Lyle, aged 22, landed in Virginia in 1684
  • William Lyle, who came to Virginia in 1684
  • Roger Lyle, who settled in Virginia in 1691

Lyle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Lyle, who settled in New York in 1762
  • David Lyle, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1775
  • David Lyle, who settled in New York in 1775
  • Jas, Lyle Jr., who arrived in Virginia in 1794

Lyle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathew Lyle, aged 64, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • Robertson Lyle, aged 23, landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • Alexander Lyle, who was naturalized in New York, NY in 1834
  • Hugh Lyle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • Andrew Lyle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
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Lyle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Gavin Lyle, who came to Nova Scotia in 1770

Lyle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Lyle, aged 30, a seaman, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the barque "Rebecca" from Liverpool, England
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  • George D. Lyle, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1948
  • George B. Lyle, American politician, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, 1942
  • Freddrenna Lyle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008
  • F. W. Lyle, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan National Democratic State Central Committee, 1899
  • David Lyle, American politician, Representative from New York 18th District, 1906
  • Clarence Lyle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1956
  • Glenda Swanson Lyle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1996
  • J. M. Lyle, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Macon County, 1862-65
  • John Emmett Lyle Jr. (b. 1910), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1941-44
  • John Homer Lyle, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, 1931, 1943
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Lyle Historic Events



HMS Hood

  • Mr. James P Lyle (b. 1919), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Battersea, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
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  • Lyle, Murrell, Nancy, Morton Genealogy by Gladys Elizabeth Odil Bracy.
  • Some Early Families of the Altamaha Delta by Bessie Lewis.
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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



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

Other References

  1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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