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Pilling is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Pilling family lived in Yorkshire. The name was a reference to Pilling Manor, where the family lived. This stately residence is in the parish of Tankersley, nine miles from Sheffield, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and now belongs to the distinguished Lord Wharncliffe.

Pilling Early Origins



The surname Pilling was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat at Burnley from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Pilling Spelling Variations


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Pilling Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pilling family name include Pilling, Pillans, Pilland, Pillings and others.

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Pilling Early History


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Pilling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pilling research. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pilling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pilling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pilling Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pilling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pilling In Ireland


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Pilling In Ireland



Some of the Pilling family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Pilling family to immigrate North America:

Pilling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Pilling, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1720
  • Jonathan Pilling, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1772
  • James Pilling, who came to Philadelphia in 1796

Pilling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Pilling, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1817
  • James Pilling, who landed in New York in 1822
  • Elizabeth Pilling, who arrived in Baltimore in 1827

Pilling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John James Pilling, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pilling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pilling (post 1700)



  • Clarence Pilling, American explorer who discovered the Pilling Figurines, a set of eleven clay figurines made about 800 to 900 years ago
  • James Constantine Pilling (1846-1895), American Congressional stenographer-transcriptionist
  • Richard Pilling, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1912
  • John Pilling, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1896
  • Donald Lee Pilling (1943-2008), United States Navy Admiral, Vice Chief of Naval Operations (1997-2000)
  • Andy Pilling (b. 1969), retired English footballer
  • Ann Pilling (b. 1944), English author and poet who has also used the pseudonym Ann Cheetham
  • Harry Pilling (b. 1943), English first-class and List A cricketer
  • Richard "Dick" Pilling (1855-1891), English cricketer
  • Barney Pilling, British two-time BAFTA Award nominated television editor
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute et robore
Motto Translation: By virtue and strength.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pilling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pilling 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 15 January 2016 at 11:50.

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