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Pirkle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Pirkle family


The surname Pirkle was first found in West Lothian, where they held a family seat. It is most likely that this name was one of the Norman families which joined the train of the Earl of Huntingdon in his move north to become King David of Scotland, they taking the surname from the lands of Parkley. King David granted much land in the district to his disgruntled Norman friends from the south.

Early History of the Pirkle family


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Pirkle Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Parkle, Parkley, Parklee, Parkeley, Parklie and many more.

Early Notables of the Pirkle family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pirkle family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Parkle who landed in North America in 1700.

Contemporary Notables of the name Pirkle (post 1700)


  • William H. Pirkle, American Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois who developed Pirkle's alcohol
  • Estus Washington Pirkle (1930-2005), American Baptist minister from New Albany, Mississippi, known for his Christian films and numerous books

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