Origin of the Name Pyle
The ancient history of the name Pyle
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Variants of Pyle include Pill and Pile. This is a locality name meaning 'at the peel', from a person who lived in a fortified castle. This name is of English descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in the above country. Examples of such are a Richard de la Pile, County Somerset, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England , in the year 1273 and a Benedict de la Pille, County Devonshire, who was also recorded in the same year in this ancient document.
Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired land by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. It was by creating, maintaining and updating these reference books that they were able to maintain their authority and enforce laws.
In Ireland this name and its variants were first introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This name can today be mostly found in the Northern Counties as well as in County Dublin .
The Pyle coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Pyle descendants.