name Pykelwith comes from the family having resided in Haworth, Yorkshire
. The surname Pykelwith originally derived from the Old English word Pightel.
Pykelwith is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Pykelwith family
The surname Pykelwith was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Pykelwith family
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Pykelwith Spelling Variations
Pykelwith has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Pickles, Pickel, Pickle, Pykelworthe, Pickleworth and others.
Early Notables of the Pykelwith family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pykelwith family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Pykelwiths to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Pickles settled in Philadelphia in 1866.