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Tickell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Tickell was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Tickell family lived in Yorkshire, at Tickhill.

Early Origins of the Tickell family

The surname Tickell was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Tickhill in that shire, somewhere between Bridlington, Pockington, and Dadsley, all of which are on the outskirts of Tickhill. It is likely that they held a family seat there after the Conquest; however there is a possibility that there is some association with the Norman noble Roger de Bully who held estates in Nottingham and Yorkshire, and he built a castle at Tickhill, four miles to the northwest of the Honour of Blyth in Nottingham. Records of the name include William de Tikehill, listed in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1175; and Roger de Tikell listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Derbyshire in 1327.

Early History of the Tickell family

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Tickell Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Tickel, Tickell, Tickhil, Tickil, Tickill, Tickhill and many more.

Early Notables of the Tickell family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Tickell family to Ireland

Some of the Tickell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tickell family to the New World and Oceana

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Tickell or a variant listed above: Peter and Werner Tickel who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754; George Tickel, who came to Philadelphia in 1808; Michael Tickel, who arrived in Maryland in 1765.

Contemporary Notables of the name Tickell (post 1700)

  • Richard Tickell (1751-1793), English playwright and satirist
  • John Tickell (b. 1945), Australian physician, businessman, author and Australian rules football player
  • Sir Crispin Tickell (b. 1930), British diplomat, environmentalist, and academic
  • Edward Jerrard Tickell (1905-1966), Irish novelist
  • Colonel Samuel Richard Tickell (1811-1875), British army officer, artist and ornithologist in India and Burma
  • Major General Marston Eustace Tickell, FICE Commandant Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, Oxford

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