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Pilling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Pilling family


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.

Early History of the Pilling family


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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.

Early Notables of the Pilling family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pilling family to Ireland


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Migration of the Pilling family to the New World and Oceana


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 settled in America in 1720
  • Jonathan Pilling, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1772
  • James Pilling, who settled in 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Elizabeth Pilling, who arrived in Baltimore in 1827

Pilling Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Friedrich Pilling, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Henrietta Sophia" departing 12th May 1847 from Hamburg, Germany; the ship arrived on 21st July 1847 but he died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 92)

Pilling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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
  • Donald Lee Pilling (1943-2008), United States Navy Admiral, Vice Chief of Naval Operations (1997-2000)
  • Richard Pilling, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1912 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Pilling, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1896 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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.)

The Pilling 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 92)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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