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Where did the English Till family come from? What is the English Till family crest and coat of arms? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Till family history?Till is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Till family lived in Dorset. Their name, however, is a reference to Tilley, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Till include Tilley, Tiley and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Till research. Another 164 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1571 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Till History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 40 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Till Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Till family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 99 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Tills to arrive on North American shores:
Till Settlers in the 17th Century
Till Settlers in the 18th Century
Till Settlers in the 19th Century
The Till Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Till 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.
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