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Pykelwithey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Pykelwithey name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Pykelwithey was originally derived from a family having lived in Haworth, Yorkshire. The surname Pykelwithey originally derived from the Old English word Pightel. Pykelwithey 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 Pykelwithey family

The surname Pykelwithey 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 Pykelwithey family

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Pykelwithey Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Pykelwithey include Pickles, Pickel, Pickle, Pykelworthe, Pickleworth and others.

Early Notables of the Pykelwithey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Pykelwithey family to the New World and Oceana

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Pickles settled in Philadelphia in 1866.

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