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Pye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Soon after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Pye was recognized on the island as a name for a talkative or thieving person. Such a person was so named for a fancied resemblance to the magpie, a common bird in England at the time that was known for such characteristics.


Early Origins of the Pye family


The surname Pye was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat 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.

Early History of the Pye family


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Pye 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 Pye, Pie, Pyman, Piemakere, Pies and others.

Early Notables of the Pye family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Pye (1560-1610), English divine, son of Richard Pye of Darlaston, Staffordshire, rector of Earnley-with-Almodington, Sussex, and canon of Chichester in 1586; Sir Robert Pye (1585-1662) was an English courtier, administrator and politician, Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer in 1620; and...
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Migration of the Pye family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain. 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 Atlantic. 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 Pye or a variant listed above:

Pye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Pye, who settled in Virginia in 1649
  • Elizabeth Pye, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Joseph Pye, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Joseph Pye, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Elizabeth Pye, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pye Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Booth Pye, who settled in Maryland in 1771
  • John Pye, who settled in Philadelphia in 1774

Pye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Pye, aged 62, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Pye, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Pye, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • David Pye, who settled in New York in 1826
  • Edward Henry Pye, who arrived in Maryland in 1826
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Pye Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Elisha Pye, who settled in Carbonear, Newfoundland in 1799 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Pye Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Pye, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

Pye Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Pye, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoenix" in 1860
  • Mr. Charles Pye, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "England" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 6th February 1867 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Matilda Pye, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "England" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 6th February 1867 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Jemma Pye, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "England" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 6th February 1867 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. Francis Pye, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "England" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 6th February 1867 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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Contemporary Notables of the name Pye (post 1700)


  • Vice Admiral William Satterlee Pye (1880-1959), American naval officer, recipient of the Navy Cross
  • David Pye, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County, 1780-81, 1794-96; Member of New York State Senate Middle District, 1790-94 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jack Pye (b. 1903), known as Dirty Jack Pye, Filthy Jack Pye and The Doncaster Panther, an English professional wrestler and actor
  • Jesse Pye (1919-1984), English footballer
  • Henry James Pye (1745-1813), English poet, Poet Laureate from 1790 until his death, the first poet laureate to receive a fixed salary of £27 instead of the historic tierce of Canary wine
  • Charles Pye VC (1820-1876), English Victoria Cross recipient
  • William George Pye (1869-1949), English founder the electronics company W.G.Pye & Co. in 1896
  • John Pye (1782-1874), English engraver, founder of modern landscape engraving
  • Patrick Pye (b. 1929), English sculptor, painter and stained glass artist
  • Scott Robert Pye (b. 1990), Australian racing driver, winner of the 2010 British Formula Ford Championship
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Pye family



HMS Royal Oak

  • Philip Kitchener Pye (1918-1939), British Stoker 2nd Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Charlotte Pye, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in a collapsible [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Miss Marjorie Pye, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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