The proud Norman name of Piemakere was developed in England
soon after Norman Conquest
in 1066. It was name for a talkative or thieving person.
Such a person was so named for a fancied resemblance to the magpie,
a common bird in England
at the time that was known for such characteristics.
Early Origins of the Piemakere family
The surname Piemakere was first found in Herefordshire
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.
Early History of the Piemakere family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piemakere research.Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1177, 1066, 1296, 1273, 1332, 1524, 1585, 1662, 1620, 1620, 1701, 1620, 1626, 1607, 1673, 1661, 1673, 1626, 1697, 1651, 1721, 1689, 1724, 1696 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Piemakere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Piemakere Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Piemakere have been found, including Pye, Pie, Pyman, Piemakere, Pies and others.
Early Notables of the Piemakere family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Robert Pye (1585-1662) was an English courtier, administrator and politician, Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer in 1620; and his son, Sir Robert Pye (ca. 1620-1701), an English politician; Sir Walter Pye, Member of Parliament for Brecon from 1620-1626... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Piemakere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Piemakere family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Piemakere were among those contributors: John Pye, who settled in Virginia in 1649; Joseph Pye, who arrived in Virginia in 1652; Nicholas Pye, who came to Virginia in 1663; Elizabeth Pye, who arrived in Virginia in 1651.