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The Pyles surname comes from the Middle English word "pile," meaning "stake," or "post," in turn from the Old English "pilum," meaning "javelin." As such, it was likely a topographic name for someone who lived near a landmark stake or post; or perhaps an occupational name for a maker of stakes.

Pyles Early Origins



The surname Pyles was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Pyle, some say at the time of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 by Duke William of Normandy.

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Pyles Spelling Variations


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Pyles Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pyle, Pile, Pyll, Pyles, Pylie, Pilie, Pill and others.

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Pyles Early History


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Pyles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pyles research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1418, 1444, 1446, 1597, 1603, 1650, 1674, and 1756 are included under the topic Early Pyles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pyles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pyles Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pyles 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 were:

Pyles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Pyles, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pyles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pyles (post 1700)



  • Vern Pyles, former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Stephan Pyles, American world-class chef, cookbook author, philanthropist, and educator
  • Howard Pyles (1853-1911), American illustrator
  • M. A. Pyles, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1944
  • John W. Pyles, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Monongalia County; Elected 1962, 1964
  • John W. Pyles, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wetzel County, 1937-38
  • John E. Pyles, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Kansas, 1972
  • James A. Pyles, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at New Martinsville, West Virginia, 1915-23
  • James Pyles, American Democrat politician, Vice-chair of West Virginia Democratic Party, 1969
  • J. B. Pyles, American Democrat politician, Chair of Wetzel County Democratic Party, 1917
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Pyles


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Suggested Readings for the name Pyles



  • The Pyle-Pile Family in America, 1642-1980; also Pyles-Piles by Howard Thornton Pyle.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Pyles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pyles 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 3 February 2016 at 09:31.

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