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The name Pirtle is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in either the settlement of Birtle in the county of Lancashire or the settlement of Birtles in the county of Cheshire. The names of these places are derived from the Old English word bridd, meaning young bird or nestling, and indicates that the places were originally known as nesting grounds for birds.

Pirtle Early Origins



The surname Pirtle was first found in Cheshire at Birtles, a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield. "Birtles Hall and demesne belonged for many generations to the Birtles family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Pirtle Spelling Variations


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Pirtle Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Pirtle are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Pirtle include: Birtles, Byrtles, Birchell, Birchells and others.

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Pirtle Early History


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Pirtle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pirtle research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Pirtle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pirtle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pirtle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Pirtle In Ireland


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Pirtle In Ireland



Some of the Pirtle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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 tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Pirtle or a variant listed above:

Pirtle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Francis W. Pirtle, aged 49, who arrived in America, in 1912
  • Mary Pirtle, aged 34, who arrived in America, in 1913
  • Agatha Pirtle, aged 46, who emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1923
  • Claiborne Pirtle, aged 48, who emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1923
  • Elma Pirtle, aged 33, who emigrated to New York City, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pirtle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pirtle (post 1700)



  • Michael W. Pirtle, American jurist, Judge on the Nebraska State Court of Appeals
  • Cliff R. Pirtle, American politician, Member of the New Mexico Senate (2013-)
  • Henry Pirtle, American politician, Mayor of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, 1951-54
  • Alan Pirtle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008
  • Gerald Eugene "Gerry" Pirtle (b. 1947), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Montreal Expos in 1978
  • Brittany Anne Pirtle (b. 1989), American actress, known for her work in Power Rangers Samurai (2011), Power Rangers Samurai: A New Enemy (vol. 2) (2012) and Power Rangers Samurai (2011)

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Pirtle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pirtle 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.

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