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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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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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