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Early Origins of the Tickner family

The surname Tickner was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when this distinguished family held estates.

Early History of the Tickner family

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Tickner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tichenor, Ticknor, Titchner, Tiknor, Tikner, Titchener, Tycknor, Tyckner, Tytchener and many more.

Early Notables of the Tickner family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Tutchin (c.1660-1707), a radical Whig controversialist and gadfly English journalist. He was probably born in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight, but he claimed "that he was born a freeman of the city of...
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United States Tickner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tickner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Tickner, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1646 [1]
  • John Tickner, who landed in Virginia in 1699 [1]
Tickner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J Tickner, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Australia Tickner migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tickner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Tickner, British Convict who was convicted in Romney Marsh (Liberty of Romney Marsh), New Romney, Kent, England for life , transported aboard the "Commodore Hayes" in April 1823, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Mr. John Tickner, (Ticknell), English convict who was convicted in Kent, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Eliza" on 2nd February 1831, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • Ann Tickner, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard" [4]

New Zealand Tickner migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tickner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Tickner, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

Contemporary Notables of the name Tickner (post 1700) +

  • J. Ann Tickner (b. 1937), American feminist international relations (IR) theorist
  • George Tickner (b. 1946), American rock musician, founding member of Journey; he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005
  • French Tickner (b. 1930), American-born, Canadian voice actor
  • Charles Tickner (b. 1953), American gold medalist figure skater at the 1978 World Championships
  • Thomas Francis Tickner (1864-1924), British architect, best known for his Coventry War Memorial finished in 1927
  • Lisa Tickner FBA, British art historian, Emeritus Professor at Middlesex University
  • Francis "Frank" Tickner (b. 1983), British cross country runner
  • Blair Marshall Tickner (b. 1993), New Zealand first-class cricketer who plays for Central Districts
  • Robert Edward Tickner (b. 1951), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Hughes (1984-1996), Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (1990-1996)
  • Royston Tickner (1922-1997), British actor who at one time worked as a lighthouse keeper

HMS Royal Oak
  • J. Tickner, British Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak (1939) when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [5]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Convict Records of Australia. Retrieved 4th March 2021 from
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th February 2022). Retrieved from
  4. South Australian Register Friday 14 October 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1853. Retrieved
  5. Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from on Facebook