Anglo-Saxon name Peile comes from when the family resided by the palisade. Peel was a square tower in olden times. Peile is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Peile family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Peile family
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Peile Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Peile has been recorded under many different variations, including Peel, Peal, Peale, Peele and others.
Early Notables of the Peile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Peile family to Ireland
Some of the Peile family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Peile family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Peile or a variant listed above: Lawrence Peele settled in Virginia in 1623; John Peele settled in Virginia in 1652; John Peel settled in New York in 1775; Thomas Peel arrived in Philadelphia in 1752.
The Peile 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 Translation: Industrious.
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