The lineage of the name Piggels begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Haworth, Yorkshire
. The surname Piggels originally derived from the Old English word Pightel.
Piggels 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 Piggels family
The surname Piggels 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.
Early History of the Piggels family
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Piggels Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Piggels has undergone many spelling variations
, including Pickles, Pickel, Pickle, Pykelworthe, Pickleworth and others.
Early Notables of the Piggels family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Piggels family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Piggels were among those contributors: Thomas Pickles settled in Philadelphia in 1866.