Pyles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pyles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States 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 [1]

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 [2]
  • John W. Pyles, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Monongalia County; Elected 1962, 1964 [2]
  • John W. Pyles, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wetzel County, 1937-38 [2]
  • John E. Pyles, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Kansas, 1972 [2]
  • James A. Pyles, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at New Martinsville, West Virginia, 1915-23 [2]
  • James Pyles, American Democrat politician, Vice-chair of West Virginia Democratic Party, 1969 [2]
  • J. B. Pyles, American Democrat politician, Chair of Wetzel County Democratic Party, 1917 [2]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Pyles +

  • 4041 The Pyle-Pile Family in America, 1642-1980; also Pyles-Piles by Howard Thornton Pyle.

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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