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The Pilley surname is generally thought to be habitational name from either the place name Pillay, in southern Yorkshire; or Pilley in 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.

Pilley Early Origins



The surname Pilley was first found in 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.

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Pilley Spelling Variations


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Pilley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pilley, Pillet, Pilly, Pillay and others.

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Pilley Early History


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Pilley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pilley research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Pilley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pilley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pilley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pilley 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:

Pilley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Pilley, who arrived in America in 1734

Pilley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Pilley, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1834
  • Mark Pilley, who arrived in Nebraska in 1871

Pilley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Harry Pilley, who came to Canada in 1894

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pilley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pilley (post 1700)



  • James F. Pilley, American politician, Mayor of Shawnee, Kansas, 1965-70; Resigned 1970
  • Dorothy Pilley (1894-1986), prominent English female mountaineer
  • Joseph Pilley, Newfoundland first Waymaster of Hickman's Harbor in 1881
  • Thadée "Teddy" Pilley (1909-1982), born Ari Thaddeus Pilichowski, French-born, British ling Uist and conference interpreter
  • Cameron Pilley (b. 1982), Australian professional squash player

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Pilley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pilley 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 3 August 2016 at 17:33.

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