Piele History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Piele is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived by the palisade. Peel was a square tower in olden times. Piele 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 Piele family

The surname Piele was first found in 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.

Important Dates for the Piele family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piele research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1598 and are included under the topic Early Piele History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Piele Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Piele family name include Peel, Peal, Peale, Peele and others.

Early Notables of the Piele family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include George Peele (c1556-1598), Elizabethan translator, poet, and dramatist who some claim collaborated with William Shakespeare on the play Titus Andronicus; and Sir Robert Peel, statesman, who as Home...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Piele Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Piele family to Ireland

Some of the Piele family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Piele family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Piele surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.

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