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Piller Early Origins



The surname Piller was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from a tenant of lands in Lincolnshire who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The name was firstly noble house of Pilotte of Chantrans in Bourgoyne.

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Piller Spelling Variations


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Piller Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pillett, Piller, Pillet, Pillay, Pillette, Pillot, Pillow, Pilotte, Pilley and many more.

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Piller Early History


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Piller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piller research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1510, 1550, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Piller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Piller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Piller Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Piller 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:

Piller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Kath Piller, who landed in Virginia in 1651

Piller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Carl Piller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Charles Piller, who landed in Maryland in 1776

Piller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Emilie Piller, who arrived in New York, NY in 1853
  • Margaretha Piller, who arrived in Buffalo, NY in 1860

Piller Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Michael Piller U.E. who settled in Eastern District, Williamsburgh, South Dundas, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Royal Regiment of New York [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Piller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Piller (post 1700)



  • Melinda Piller, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996

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Piller Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Piller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Piller 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 March 2016 at 15:17.

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