Quiles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Quiles dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the county of Norfolk. Quiles 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. In this case the Quiles family lived at the quarel, which simply meant that the family resided near a quarry.

Early Origins of the Quiles family

The surname Quiles was first found in Norfolk 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 Quiles family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quiles research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1592, 1644, 1625, 1665, 1727 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Quiles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Quiles Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Quiles have been found, including Quarles, Quarell, Quarrells and others.

Early Notables of the Quiles family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Francis Quarles (1592-1644), an English poet, best known for his Emblem book aptly entitled Emblems; and John Quarles (1625-1665), an English poet, one of the eighteen children of...
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Ireland Migration of the Quiles family to Ireland

Some of the Quiles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Quiles migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Quiles, or a variant listed above:

Quiles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Quiles, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1854 [1]
  • Francisco Quiles, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1873 [1]
Quiles Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Carmen Quiles, aged 24, who landed in America from Dares, Puerto Rico, in 1913
  • Augustina Quiles, aged 58, who settled in America from Madrid, Madrid, in 1916
  • Jose Quiles, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States from Gandia, Spain, in 1920
  • Pedro Quiles, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1920
  • Ralph Quiles, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Quiles (post 1700) +

  • Robert Quiles (b. 1962), American professional football player
  • German Quiles (b. 1939), former American Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Eduardo Quiles (b. 1940), Spanish playwright and novelist
  • Paul Quilès (b. 1942), French Socialist politician


  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)


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