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Miles: Origin and places
Local. From the parish and lands of Keith, in Banffshire, Scotland. The name Keith is said to be derived from the Gaelic Gaoth, wind, pronounced somewhat similarly to Keith. The old village and kirk are called Arkeith, which may be a corruption of the Gaelic Ard Quoth, signifying high wind, which corresponds to its locality, which is peculiarly exposed to gusts of wind. In some old charters, Keith is written Gith, which still more resembles Gaith. I think the name is derived from the Welsh Caeth, a place surrounded, shut up, inclosed, a deep hollow, a strait. The root of the word is the Welsh Cau, to close, to shut up. Concerning this family, the traditional account is, that they came from G-ermany in the reign of the Emperor Otho, and from the principality of Hesse, from which they were expelled in some revolution. The first person of this family of whom our oldest historians take notice, is Robert De Keith, to whom Malcom II, King of Scotland, gave the barony of Keith, in East Lothian, as a reward for killing Camus, a Danish general, who then invaded Scotland with a numerous army. The battle was fought at Barry, seven miles from Dundee, where an obelisk, called Camus' stone, still preserves the memory of the victory, and it is said the king, dipping his three fingers in the blood of the general, stroked them along the field of the Scotch champion's shield, to whom, besides the landed estate before mentioned, he gave the dignity of Great Marshal of Scotland.
Origin of the Last Name Miles
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Miles: Place of Origin :  London (United Kingdom) |  Kent (United Kingdom) |  Surrey (United Kingdom) |  Wiltshire (United Kingdom) |  Gloucestershire (United Kingdom) |  Hampshire (United Kingdom)
Miles: Family Trees of the Miless
MILES Bream (Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom) 1855 - 1912
MILES East Dean (Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom) 1880 - 1888
MILES Forest Of Dean (Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom) 1873 - 1964
MILES Monk Bretton, Yorkshire West Riding (England, United Kingdom) 1901 - 1904
MILES St James, Bream (Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom) 1894 - 1916
MILES Ashford (Kent, England, United Kingdom) 1902 - 1952
MILES Canterbury (Kent, England, United Kingdom) 1878 - 1920
MILES Ebony (Kent, England, United Kingdom) 1838 - 1847
MILES Godmersham (Kent, England, United Kingdom) 1861 - 1867
MILES Lydd (Kent, England, United Kingdom) 1860 - 1869

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Miles: Geneanet Members
Photo David Michael MILES MCMILLANDavid Michael MILES MCMILLAN Photo de Terri MILESTerri MILES Photo de Susan MILESSusan MILES Photo de James MILESJames MILES Photo de David Miguel MILESDavid Miguel MILES Photo de Noel MILESNoel MILES
Miles: Famous Genealogies
 The last name Miles is related to the following famous family trees :
        SPACEY Kevin (1959 - )
        BALDWIN Stephen born BALDWIN Stephen Andrew (1966 - )
        STRONG Henry A. born STRONG Henry Alvah (1838 - 1919)
        SUTHERLAND Angus born SUTHERLAND Angus Redford (1982 - )
        SUTHERLAND Donald born SUTHERLAND Donald McNichol (1935 - )


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