Hampshire. These place names are both thought to derive from the Old English word "pil" or "pile," meaning a "post," and "leah," which refers to a clearing in the woods.
Early Origins of the Pilley family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Pilley. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire near Sheffield.
Early History of the Pilley family
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Pilley Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pilley, Pillet, Pilly, Pillay and others.
Early Notables of the Pilley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pilley family to the New World and Oceana
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Pilley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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Contemporary Notables of the name Pilley (post 1700)
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