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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Wile. The Wile family lived in Dumfries.

Wile Early Origins



The surname Wile was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Wile Spelling Variations


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Wile Spelling Variations



The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Wile has appeared as Wiley, Wylie, Whyley, Wyley, Wilie, Wyllie and others.

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Wile Early History


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Wile Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wile research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1645, 1642, 1643 and are included under the topic Early Wile History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wile Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wile Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wile Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wile In Ireland


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Wile In Ireland



Some of the Wile family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Wile Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Wile, aged 28, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Anne Wile, who landed in Virginia in 1648
  • Susa Wile, who arrived in Virginia in 1695

Wile Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Wile, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Thomas Wile, who landed in America in 1760-1763

Wile Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel B Wile, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • J Frederic Wile, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Adelheid Wile, aged 3, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Simon Wile, who landed in Mississippi in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wile (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wile (post 1700)



  • Simon Wile (1830-1907), American Democrat politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1869
  • Frank G. Wile, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916
  • John Wile (b. 1947), English former footballer and manager

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Motto


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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: Fides
Motto Translation: Faith.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Wile Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wile 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 20 January 2016 at 07:58.

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