Early Origins of the Tedlow family
The surname Tedlow was first found in Cambridgeshire
at Tadlow, a civil parish and village in the union of Caxton and Arrington, hundred
of Armingford. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
There are scant records of the name but the first on record was Roysia de Tadelowe who was listed in Cambridgeshire
in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
At this time the surname was also spelt Tadloo. The first record of the place name dates back to c. 1080 when it was first listed as Tadeslaue which would point towards a Saxon heritage. Just eight years later, the place name was listed as Tadelai in the Domesday Book
of 1086. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally the place name means "tumulus (burial ground) of a man called Tada," from the Old English personal name
+ "hlaw." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Tedlow family
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Tedlow Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Tedlow has appeared include Tadlow, Tadlowe, Tadloe, Tadlo, Tedlow, Tedloe, Tedlo, Tadlowe, Dadlow and many more.
Early Notables of the Tedlow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tedlow family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Tedlow arrived in North America very early: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..