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Pirkle Early Origins



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.

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Pirkle Spelling Variations


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Pirkle Spelling Variations



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

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Pirkle Early History


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Pirkle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pirkle research. Another 364 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1424, 1432, and 1448 are included under the topic Early Pirkle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pirkle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pirkle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pirkle 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 or some of its variants were: Robert Parkle who landed in North America in 1700.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pirkle (post 1700)


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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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Pirkle Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Pirkle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pirkle 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 17 June 2015 at 02:38.

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