Pyles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Pyles family
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.
Early History of the Pyles family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pyles research. Another 193 words (14 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.
Pyles Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pyle, Pile, Pyll, Pyles, Pylie, Pilie, Pill and others.
Early Notables of the Pyles family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Pyles is the 5,260th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Pyles migration to the United States +
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 
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 Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1944 
- John W. Pyles, American Democratic Party 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 Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Kansas, 1972 
- James A. Pyles, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at New Martinsville, West Virginia, 1915-23 
- James Pyles, American Democratic Party politician, Vice-chair of West Virginia Democratic Party, 1969 
- J. B. Pyles, American Democratic Party politician, Chair of Wetzel County Democratic Party, 1917 
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Historic Events for the Pyles family +
- Mr. Homer Pyles (b. 1882), Italian coal miner who was in mine 6 at the Monongah mine on 6th December 1907 when it exploded and collapsed; he died 
Related Stories +
Suggested Readings for the name Pyles +
- The Pyle-Pile Family in America, 1642-1980; also Pyles-Piles by Howard Thornton Pyle.
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Monongah Mining Disaster retrieved on 8th August 2021. (Retrieved fromhttps://usminedisasters.miningquiz.com/saxsewell/monongah.htm).