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Where did the English Tickner family come from? What is the English Tickner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tickner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tickner family history?


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

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tickner research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1660 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Tickner History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tickner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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
  • John Tickner, who landed in Virginia in 1699

Tickner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Tickner, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Tickner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Tickner, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard"

Tickner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Tickner, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888


  • J. Ann Tickner, American feminist international relations (IR) theorist
  • George Tickner (b. 1946), American rock musician, founding member of Journey
  • Charles Tickner (b. 1953), American gold medalist figure skater at the 1978 World Championships
  • French Tickner (b. 1930), American voice actor
  • Royston Tickner (1922-1997), British actor who at one time worked as a lighthouse keeper
  • Robert Edward Tickner (b. 1951), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Hughes (1984-1996)


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The Tickner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tickner 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.

This page was last modified on 12 November 2013 at 07:21.

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