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Multiple Origins for the Surname Pile


English


The Pile surname comes from the Middle English word "pile," meaning "stake," or "post," in turn from the Old English "pilum," meaning "javelin." As such, it was likely a topographic name for someone who lived near a landmark stake or post; or perhaps an occupational name for a maker of stakes.

Pile Early Origins



The surname Pile was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Pyle, some say at the time of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 by Duke William of Normandy.

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Pile Spelling Variations


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Pile Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pyle, Pile, Pyll, Pyles, Pylie, Pilie, Pill and others.

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Pile Early History


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Pile Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pile research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1418, 1444, 1446, 1597, 1603, 1650, 1674, and 1756 are included under the topic Early Pile History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pile Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pile Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pile Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pile Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Judeth Pile, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Joseph Pile, who landed in Maryland in 1669
  • William Pile settled in Carolina in 1678
  • Sarah Pile settled with her servants in Barbados in 1680
  • Robert, Ann and daughter Sarah Pile (Pyle) who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pile Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Pile, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Pile Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Pile, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Peter Pile, aged 20, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1876

Pile Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Pile arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Competitor" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) COMPETITOR 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Competitor.gif
  • George Pile arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constant" in 1849
  • Andrew Pile, aged 25, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Ostrich"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pile (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pile (post 1700)



  • Richard Pile (b. 1849), American ordinary seaman serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for bravery
  • William Anderson Pile (1829-1889), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 1867-69; Governor of New Mexico Territory, 1869-71; U.S. Minister to Venezuela, 1871-74
  • Ross I. Pile, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948
  • Roscoe Pile, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1940, 1952; Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1950
  • James Pile, American politician, Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1900
  • J. Charles Pile, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952
  • Grace S. Pile, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1924
  • D. Pile, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 6th District, 1869
  • William Anderson Pile (1829-1889), American politician and minister from Missouri, Civil War general in the Union Army, and Governor of New Mexico Territory (1869-1871)
  • Chris Pile (b. 1967), English former footballer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Pile Historic Events


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Pile Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Edward Pile, British Stoker Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Pile Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) COMPETITOR 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Competitor.gif

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  11. ...

The Pile Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pile Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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