The name Pylyng predates the arrival of the Normans
in Britain, and as such is one of the older names in the British Isles. As a surname, Pylyng is thought to be derived from the place named Peelings in Sussex
(on record in the Domesday Book
of 1066 as Pellinges). This place name is in turn thought to be derived from the Old English word "Pydelingas," or "the people of Pydel."
Early Origins of the Pylyng family
The surname Pylyng was first found in Lewes, Sussex
where a Hammyng de Pellyng was on record in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1296. Other early records include a William Pelling recorded in 1222, in the Building Accounts of King Henry III, Wylelmus Pylyng, recorded in the Poll Tax
in 1379. As far as the origin of the name, Pilling means "creek" and while creeks are quite common throughout England
, the name is not.
Early History of the Pylyng family
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Pylyng Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Pylyng family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pylyng family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Pelly, who arrived in Maryland in 1663; John Pelling, a bonded passenger, who arrived in Maryland in 1752; Jacque Pelly, who was recorded at the Port of Philadelphia in 1809.
The Pylyng Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Deo ducente nil nocet
Motto Translation: When God leads nothing hurts.