The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Pigles come from when the family resided in Haworth, Yorkshire
. The surname Pigles originally derived from the Old English word Pightel.
Pigles 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 Pigles family
The surname Pigles 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 Pigles family
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Pigles Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Pigles has been recorded under many different variations, including Pickles, Pickel, Pickle, Pykelworthe, Pickleworth and others.
Early Notables of the Pigles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pigles 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 Pigles or a variant listed above: Thomas Pickles settled in Philadelphia in 1866.