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

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

First found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lyles 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 Lyles History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 173 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lyles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Lyles 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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lyles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • John Lyles, who arrived in Virginia in 1716

Lyles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • William Lyles, who landed in South Carolina in 1811
  • David Lyles, who arrived in South Carolina in 1827-1830
  • J Lyles, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Lyles Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Jane Lyles, aged 29, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

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  • Jordan Horton Lyles (b. 1990), American professional baseball pitcher
  • Aubrey Lyles (1883-1932), African American songwriter, lyricist, and vaudeville performer
  • Albert Walter "Sparky" Lyles (b. 1944), American former left-handed pitcher
  • Ron Lyles (1941-2011), American professional boxer
  • General Lester L. Lyles (b. 1946), former United States Air Force general
  • Lenny Lyles (1936-2011), professional American Football defensive back
  • Andrew Craddock "A.C." Lyles (1918-2013), American Golden Boots Award winning movie producer for Paramount Pictures, best known for producing many Westerns in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Leslie Lyles, American film actress
  • Robert Lyles (b. 1961), former professional American football player
  • Nathan Jahmal Lyles (b. 1985), American football safety

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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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  1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  2. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. 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.
  10. 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).
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The Lyles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lyles 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.

This page was last modified on 17 March 2015 at 18:51.

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