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Pillion is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Pillion 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.

Pillion Early Origins



The surname Pillion 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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Pillion Spelling Variations


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Pillion Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Pilling, Pillans, Pilland, Pillings and others.

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Pillion Early History


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Pillion Early History



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

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Pillion Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pillion Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Pillion In Ireland


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Pillion In Ireland



Some of the Pillion 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Pillion or a variant listed above:

Pillion Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Pillion, who landed in Maryland in 1678
  • Thomas Pillion, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Pillion Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John James Pillion, who arrived in New York in 1743

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pillion (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pillion (post 1700)



  • John Raymond Pillion (1904-1978), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Erie County 8th District, 1941-50; U.S. Representative from New York, 1953-65; Defeated, 1964, 1966, 1968

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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Pillion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pillion 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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