Piggles is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Piggles family once lived in Haworth, Yorkshire
. The surname Piggles originally derived from the Old English word Pightel.
Piggles 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 Piggles family
The surname Piggles 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 Piggles family
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Piggles 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 Piggles family name include Pickles, Pickel, Pickle, Pykelworthe, Pickleworth and others.
Early Notables of the Piggles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Piggles family to the New World and Oceana
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 Piggles surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Pickles settled in Philadelphia in 1866.